Many aspects of how we understand science have changed dramatically over the past 100 years. With innovative discoveries and continuous development at the heart of scientific industries, the demand for people trained in both biological and chemical sciences is on the rise.
Designed to equip you with the intellectual and technical building blocks to kick-start your career, this course offers a progressive, experimental and modern introduction to the compelling arena of biological and chemical sciences.
This course blends the study of human biology with the rigorous techniques used in scientific laboratories, including analysis of blood, dissection, drug synthesising and chemical growth.
One of the main aims of the course is to ensure our students are equipped with full comprehension of popular areas of biological and chemical science such as microbiology, genetics, cell biology and human physiology, whilst simultaneously developing integral practical skills associated with the industry.
The breadth of this course reflects the blurring boundaries between biological and chemical sciences.
The course itself has been designed to provide students with a range of skills and knowledge that is necessary in today’s multidisciplinary environment. It also offers a unique insight into human life processes, starting at a cellular level and progressing to advanced pathophysiology of disease, equipping you will all the necessary knowledge to become an employable Bachelor of Science.
Why choose this course?
Located on the Coventry University Campus, you will have access to multiple on-site libraries, fully equipped seminar rooms and an impressive IT suite. Our laboratories are home to industry-standard equipment, from this to this, so that you learn using the same equipment as many industry professionals.
Each course unit has been developed and is taught by specialists in the field of chemical or biological science. Our lecturers bring a wealth of expertise, with staff members currently contributing to the scientific research.
Throughout your studies, you will find that the course is underpinned with practical elements. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to dissect an organ, such as a heart, lungs or even a brain; synthesise drugs, grow your own form of bacterium and more.
At CU Coventry, we put a strong focus on getting our graduates ready to enter the job market. This can be done in a variety of ways; one key element is work placements. With this degree, you are given the opportunity to undertake short and long-term placements in between the second and third year. Students of this course have gained internships at highly-regarded companies’ such as GlaxoSmithKline.
With a BSc behind you, your chances of employment are improved and the level at which you enter the job market could mean a higher salary.
On graduation, you will have a portfolio of employability skills across a range of science disciplines giving you an advantage over other candidates. You could go on to work in a number of different disciplines including studying towards postgraduate qualifications, working within laboratory based industries, technical posts within education or industry, research technician or even teaching in science. The BSc also provides you with a strong set of transferable skills valued by employers.