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Undergraduate Pathway in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biomedicine and biology are some of the most exciting and dynamic areas of modern science. Studies and discoveries in these areas have far-reaching implications for life on our planet. Courses and research at Plymouth University are at the cutting edge of these disciplines. The University also collaborates with National Health Service (NHS) laboratories and commercial interests in the biomedical sector to ensure that our teaching and research are relevant to modern healthcare science.
  • New purpose built Biological Science building.
  • Academic links with the Eden Project and National Marine Aquarium.
  • Extra contact time with your tutors.
This pathway comprises of modules developed to ensure successful transition from international education systems to the academic structures of one of the UK's leading modern universities.

Pathways at Plymouth University

High School

Stage 1: University Foundation Stage 2: First Year Degree in Biological & Biomedical Sciences Stage 3: Second Year Degree Stage 4: Final Year Degree

£12,500 (two semesters)

£13,200

£12,500

£12,500

Location

Duration

Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters

Intakes

Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

Stage 1: University Foundation

Location

PUIC at Plymouth University

Modules

  • Biology

  • Practical Methods in Science and Technology

  • Chemistry

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Numerical Techniques 2

  • Physics

  • Principles of ICT

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Location

PUIC at Plymouth University

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Location

Plymouth University

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Location

Plymouth University

Please note: First, Second and Final Year modules differ depending on the pathway, you can find out more about them on the Plymouth University website by clicking the links below:

Plymouth University degree pathways

Entry Requirements:
Please note: modules differ depending on the pathway, you can find out more about the courses on the Plymouth University website by clicking the links here.

Popular Careers

Employment and career options:

Potential careers in: Animal behaviour therapy; animal welfare; conservation; dentistry; environmental health; fisheries management; medical research; sustainable development; wildlife management; zoological and botanical conservation.

Employers of previous Plymouth University graduates have included: The Eden Project; National Health Service; Thermo Fisher Scientific; wildlife trusts; zoological gardens.

Average starting salaries:

According to The Complete University Guide, average graduate starting salaries for Biological Sciences are £19,569.

NOTE: The 1st year direct entry is only available for 1 exit stream Environmental Biology.