This four-year extended degree in biological sciences will prepare you for the vigorous and intricate skills necessary to interpret and analyse biological data.
The foundation year (Year 0) will give you the opportunity to study broad science-based topics and will build your knowledge in a number of areas including cell biology, microbiology, genetics and data analysis.
London Met is proud to be one of a limited number of institutions that offer this route into Higher Education. It acts as a bridge between previous education or work experience, ensuring that you have the knowledge and academic experience to complete the full BSc Biological Sciences degree.
You’ll be supported by experienced staff throughout your four years of study, and some of your teaching and learning will take place in our £30 million Science Centre where you’ll have access to our 280 workstations which allow you to work independently on different experiments.
Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, course work, practical reports and presentations.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Biochemistry (core, 30 credits)
- Biology (core, 30 credits)
- Chemistry (core, 30 credits)
- Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)
What our students say
“It was very beneficial for me to study at London Metropolitan University. As I am a mature student with family and small children – the university timetable and the regulations suited me very well. I do not think I could have made it to this point if it were not for London Met. The lecturers were very helpful and very friendly”.
After the course
Completion of the Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) opens up a huge range of career options, as well as a route into further specialist training or postgraduate study.
Our graduates are working as medical researchers, biotechnologists, and many other roles in many other industries all over the world.
What is an extended degree?
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.