Physiological Sciences (with a year in industry) BSc (Hons)
This course comes with the opportunity to complete a 12-month placement in industry complementing your Physiological Science studies with on-the-job experience.
Physiology is the science of living systems. It explores the function of organs and body systems.
On this course you will gain a broad understanding of healthy and diseased function. This ranges from a molecular and cellular level to exploring what happens when issues like metabolic and neurodegenerative disease are present.
You’ll look at the clinical aspects of physiology. The focus will be on how body systems can be fine-tuned or optimised. This will also focus on how disease can be prevented or treated.
Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances. This will also help you gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.
This course also allows you to spend a year working in industry, for example, in a commercial laboratory. This allows you to gain real-world skills and improve your CV. It also presents you with the opportunity to network and build relationships. These are all things that could have a positive impact on your career upon graduating from university.
The first two years of your degree will cover concepts such as:
- biological organisation
- molecular mechanisms and processes
You will develop your practical skills such as laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for designing and carrying out projects later in your course.
Years three and four will cover these concepts in more detail. You will also carry out a semester long research project based around one chosen area of the current world-class research in Life Sciences. Throughout the duration of the course, you have the flexibility to pick modules that appeal to you, highlighting to future employers where your interests lie.
The year in industry will occur between levels 3 and 4. We will support you to find a suitable placement, however if a placement is not found, you will have the opportunity to transfer to the standard four year course.
This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
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