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BSc Biology with Integrated Foundation Year

BSc Biology with Integrated Foundation Year

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Duration: 4 years full time

UCAS code: C10F

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

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Duration: 3 years full time

UCAS code: C100

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

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BSc Biology with Integrated Foundation Year

Our Integrated Foundation Year for science is a thorough, skills-building course that will give you everything you need to start your study of BSc Biology with confidence. 

Science underpins society and can help us provide answers to fundamental questions. Our Foundation Year sets you up so that you’re ready to take on those questions - providing you with opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of how to get started in studying the sciences at university, including Biology. 

Once you have completed your Foundation year, you will normally progress onto the full degree course,  BSc Biology. There may also be flexibility to move onto a degree in another department (see end of section, below). 

Biology helps us to understand the world around us – the way that plants and animals interact, the way that different living things evolve and adapt and our own role in the wider natural world. Biology at Royal Holloway, University of London gives you a sound understanding of the structure, function, evolution and diversity of living organisms and the interactions between them.

On BSc Biology you will study a diverse range of biology modules, from molecular biology to learning the science to help overcome the challenges of climate change. You can choose a pathway to tailor your degree to your own biological interests from a huge range of options taught by experts in their fields, across the spectrum of ecology or molecular sciences.

You will learn on a biodiverse campus in reach of sites of special scientific interest and put your learning into practice through fieldwork opportunities. You will develop an understanding of how to design and analyse experiments and gain invaluable laboratory experience and data handling skills.

On successful completion, you’ll be equipped with:

  • a broad understanding of the fundamental knowledge base and the terminology of Biological Sciences
  • an awareness of current areas of debate and discovery in Biological Sciences and how scientific knowledge and methods can be applied to investigate them.
  • the skills needed to work in a wide range of sectors.

From time to time, we make changes to our courses to improve the student and learning experience. If we make a significant change to your chosen course, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

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