University of Bolton Biology

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University of Bolton Biology

Why choose this course?

Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

  • 1st in the North West for graduate prospects (CUG 2015 & 2016)
  • Take advantage of our flexible approach, which allows you to specialise in your final year or continue with broad-based study
  • Benefit from small class sizes and enjoy regular contact with approachable, highly qualified staff
  • Use high-spec, modern laboratories with designated technicians
  • Be reassured by the high levels of student satisfaction for teaching – 85% in the National Student Survey
  • Enjoy a wide range of career options and take advantage of the course’s established success in placing graduates into employment (within schools, colleges, universities, NHS, local wildlife trusts and research labs)

Course overview

The BSc (Hons) in Biology offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field.

This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the subject during your first and second years of study. In your third year you will have the opportunity to continue with your broad study of Biology or focus your studies on a more specialised field by selecting one of the named routes from Animal Biology and Molecular Sciences.

In addition to broadening your knowledge of the science of biology, you will gain an understanding of research methods and develop the practical and laboratory skills relevant to your studies and future career.

About the course

Class sizes are small and teaching staff are supportive and friendly. Many of the areas in which you may choose to specialize are supported by staff research, such as aspects of molecular or environmental biology.