This hands-on BSc offers you the chance to examine the interaction of biological systems alongside developing the specialist skills needed to apply biological concepts to the solution of practical problems in the field of human biology, biomedical sciences and environmental sciences.
The first two years of study are dedicated to developing your core knowledge and understanding in the areas of human biology, biochemistry, laboratory and investigative techniques as well as academic writing skills, ecology and human evolution along with the opportunity to further develop your interests in osteology or evolution in a wildlife conservation context.
A highlight of your second year is the international field trip, with each adventure focusing on a key theme. For example students in 2017 visited Costa Rica, where they were involved in conservation projects including endangered species such as sea turtles, coral reefs, cloud forests and volcanoes. Other projects include conservation in practice in Madagascar. Much of the work will involve field-based lectures, discussions and seminars with local experts, but the bulk of activities will involve individual projects focused on specific tasks.
Our students in the Life and Environmental Sciences work in partnership with our staff to co-create featured projects, collaborating with professional practioners and also assisting with individual placement opportunities. Take a look at our Co-creating Science web page to find out about the exciting projects our students get involved in, including Investigating Iceland, Plankton Diversity in Southampton Water, Project Species Reports to name just a few. You can even have a look at students class projects and even dissertations.
Year three provides that all-important chance to experience some essential and exciting subjects designed for your future career focus either in biomedical sciences or environmental sciences. Some of you may wish to complete a five or 30-week placement in industry. In year two you will have the opportunity to choose to study specialised units that are of interest to you and your future career plans, this specialisation can be carried forward as your independent research project in your final year.
According to Unistats, 97% of our final year students think that our staff are good at explaining things. Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day.
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All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years with a 5-week placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
A science subject
For 2018 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent including 32 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in a required subject. For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements.