BSc (Hons) Bioscience

Course Overview

The main aims of this degree are to provide you with a high level of knowledge and understanding of the core biological processes and principles as applied to bioscience. This course will also equip you with the skills that enable you to acquire, interpret and analyse relevant scientific information with a critical understanding of the appropriate contexts for their use.

Core to this degree is the development of your understanding of the industry applications of bioscience and the development of work based practical skills and knowledge to underpin your academic studies. With this philosophy in mind the BSc (Hons) Bioscience has been designed to deliver an academic qualification that will fully prepare you for employment in today's diverse bioscience industry.

Key Facts

Science & Technology
University Centre Peterborough
3 years Full-time, 6 years Part-time
Tariff Points
Accredited By
Anglia Ruskin University

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BSc (Hons) Bioscience

When you graduate you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the scientific disciplines of bioscience and sufficient knowledge in related fields.
  • Apply skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the context of bioscience.
  • Appreciate the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of bioscience.

Module guide


  • Bio-measurement
  • Core Biology
  • Foundations of Cell Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Understanding the Work Sector
  • Microbiology


  • Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology
  • Metabolism and its Control
  • Laboratory Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Principles of Pathology
  • Preparation for Research
  • Work based learning 


  • Current Advances in Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Genetics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
    Special Topics in Bioscience
  • Special Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Undergraduate Project

Course revisions do take place and are driven by changes to subject benchmarks, student feedback and accrediting body requirements.  When this happens we will inform you at the earliest opportunity. We advise you to look at course information before accepting your offer.  Optional modules, normally at level 5 and 6, are dependent on student numbers. Please note you are entering into a contract if we offer a place and you accept (UCAS or via PT route)


You will be assessed via a variety of methods designed to embed transferable employability skills into the course. These methods will include:

  • Written examinations
  • Essays and portfolios of work
  • Work produced from and as a consequence of practical classes
  • Student presentations (oral)
  • Poster presentations

Associated careers

This BSc (Hons) will lead naturally to careers in the health services or in laboratory science, including pathology, toxicology and forensics, as well as more environmental careers such as pollution monitoring and control.

Entry Requirements

Level 3 Qualifications
Full A-Level, BTEC or Access to HE in a related subject(s) i.e. biology/chemistry 

Level 2 Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science

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