Biotechnology BSc

University College London (UCL)
London, United Kingdom
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 77,867

Entry Requirements

A Levels

  • Grades AAA
  • Subjects Chemistry required plus one from Biology, Mathematics or Physics.
  • AS Levels A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
  • GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade B. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet this requirement following enrolment at UCL.

IB Diploma

  • Points 38
  • Subjects A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Chemistry at grade 6, and one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics, with no score below 5.

Or other equivalent qualifications.

English Requirement

  • Completed a minimum of twelve months education in a country that UCL considers to be ‘majority English speaking’, no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment
  • Completed a minimum of eighteen months of work experience in a country that UCL considers to be ‘majority English speaking’, no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment
  • Completed a school leaving qualification containing English, which UCL considers to meet the CEFR B2 level in all four skills, no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment
  • Obtained one of the English language tests accepted by UCL, no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment. A number of qualifications and tests are recognized, UCL's preferred English language qualification being the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The qualification or test result must have been awarded at the appropriate level (standard, good or advanced).

Curriculum

Year One
Compulsory modules

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry for Biologists
  • Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • The Principles and Practice of Experimental Biochemistry

Optional modules

  • All first year courses are compulsory.

Year Two
Compulsory modules

  • Cell Biology
  • Biomolecular Structure and Function
  • Downstream Processing
  • Evaluation & Planning of Business Opportunities in Bioprocessing & Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Bioprocess Design Principles
  • Molecular Biology

Optional modules

  • You will select 0.5 credits from a wide range of optional courses.

Final Year
Compulsory modules

  • Research Project in Biotechnology (1.5 credits) or Literature Review (1.0 credits)
  • Biochemical Reactor Engineering
  • Bioprocess Design Study

Optional modules

  • You will select either 1.5 or 2.0 credits from a wide range of final year options, depending on the compulsory course chosen.

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