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    • Biology Degree Courses BSc Biological Sciences 80 BSc Biological Sciences with a year in Australasia 80 BSc Biological Sciences with a year in North America 80 BSc Biological Sciences with a year in Europe 80 BSc Cell Biology 81 BSc Plant Science 82 BSc Microbiology 83 BSc Molecular Biology and Genetics 84 BSc Biology with Science Communication 85 Related Courses BSc Ecology 117 BSc Biochemistry 76 BSc Biomedicine 77 BSc Natural Sciences 208 BSc Biological and Medicinal Chemistry 95 BSc Science with a Foundation Year 242 Further information The Admissions Office School of Biological Sciences Faculty of Science University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ Tel: (+44) (0) 1603 593113 Fax: (+44) (0) 1603 591045 Email: bio.admiss@uea.ac.uk Web: www.uea.ac.uk/bio < > 78
    • www.uea.ac.uk/bio | Biology Admissions Policy Our recently refurbished teaching Research Areas laboratories offer students the Applicants are normally expected chance to learn these skills in More than 220 people are actively to have three A levels, including state-of-the-art facilities using the involved in research within the biology. We also welcome latest equipment. Some modules School of Biological Sciences. Key facts applicants with alternative are assessed by coursework alone, This effort ranges through the qualifications and students without such as the important final year biochemical, molecular and cellular Stimulating, research-led, the usual entry requirements (see individually supervised research levels to ecological interactions ‘hands-on’ teaching, from a page 43). Successful completion of project. Most modules, however, and evolutionary processes. Some friendly and responsive staff, the foundation year of UEA’s BSc are assessed by a combination research focuses on fundamental rated as ‘excellent’ in the most Science is also acceptable (please of coursework and examination. processes, for instance on protein recent Subject Review see page 242). We will invite all structure and microbial energetics, suitably qualified applicants to one and some is applied research, for Individually supervised of our Visit Days for a tour of the Career Prospects example, study of human and plant research projects for all campus and our laboratories and diseases and conservation biology. final year students to meet current students and staff. In a recent survey of our students, UEA is a leader in a number of who graduated five and ten years these areas of biological research. Four-year programmes provide ago, more than 80 per cent of Students have the opportunity to opportunities to study in Teaching, Learning and those with good degrees were carry out their final year projects Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Assessment found to be in biologically-related within any of these research fields. the Netherlands, New Zealand, employment. Each year about a Spain, Sweden and the USA Much of our teaching is through third of our graduates continue into lectures, seminars, tutorials and higher degrees – Master’s or PhDs. Flexibility and Choice Research institutes in the workshop sessions, and typically Skills learnt during the course have Norwich Research Park, with students have more than 20 also proved valuable for careers There is considerable flexibility over 2,000 scientists affiliated contact hours per week. Biology is outside biology, including within our programmes. Many to the School, add strength a hands-on subject and we place publishing, marketing, students begin on the broad and breadth to teaching emphasis on practical classes, management, law and finance. Biological Sciences programme and research training in relevant scientific and progressively specialise as techniques, the testing of ideas by their subject interests develop. Research recognised as experiment and field work where A number of our students elect to internationally important appropriate. take modules, such as language courses, from other Schools. “For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed science – especially biology. That is why I chose to study biology at degree level. UEA was welcoming and friendly when I came to visit and it seemed only natural that I should choose to study here. UEA helped me to continue my enjoyment of biology.” Andrew Bayliss, Biological Sciences graduate < > 79
    • Biology | www.uea.ac.uk/bio This popular programme The Honours Years Australasia Biological Sciences allows students to experience During the second and final years The BSc Biological Sciences with a breadth of study in all areas of study you will have the flexibility a year in Australasia is the most of biology including genetics, to steer your degree programme recent addition to our year abroad biotechnology, evolutionary towards your areas of interest and portfolio and has proven itself an BSc Biological Sciences biology, microbiology and chosen specialism. You will also extremely popular programme. UCAS code C100 ecology. You will have the complete a substantial Current exchange partners include: A level (typical offer): ABB-BBB opportunity to take a broad independent final year research Murdoch University, Perth; International baccalaureate: 32-31 range of subjects in the first year project. You may decide to transfer Macquarie University, Sydney; (incl 3 HL subjects at grade 5) Special entry requirements: without committing yourself to onto one of the specialist biological and University of Auckland, A level Biology or equivalent a particular specialism. As your sciences programmes or you may New Zealand. Length of course: interests develop during the decide to choose from the wide 3 years FT, 6 years PT second and final years, you can range of optional modules available North America either maintain a broad interest to you on the BSc Biological Our North American exchange BSc Biological Sciences or you will have the option to Sciences. There are currently programme is long-established and with a year in Australasia transfer onto one of the more than 30 advanced optional continues to maintain its popularity. UCAS code C103 specialist Biological Sciences modules including: We currently have exchange A level (typical offer): AAA-AAB programmes. These include • Genomics and Gene Expression agreements with US universities BSc Biological Sciences Cell Biology, Microbiology, • Behavioural Ecology in California, Colorado, Florida, with a year in North Genetics and Molecular Biology, • Cancer Biology Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Missouri America and Plant Biology. • Evolutionary Biology and and Oregon. We also have UCAS code C102 Conservation Genetics exchange partners in Canada A level (typical offer): AAB-ABB • Advanced Cell Biology which currently include universities International baccalaureate: 34-33 Year 1 in British Columbia and Ontario. (incl 3 HL subjects at grade 6) Special entry requirements: During the first year you will receive A Year Abroad Europe A level Biology or equivalent Length of courses: 4 years an introduction to many aspects of Students on the European Study abroad: Yes the biological sciences, including The BSc Biological Sciences is exchange programme will take evolution, ecology, biochemistry offered with the option to spend appropriate language modules BSc Biological Sciences and cell and molecular biology. You one year studying at a university during the second year, in with a year in Europe will also receive training in essential in Australasia, North America or preparation for the third year UCAS code C101 scientific methods and techniques, Continental Europe. The year spent at a university in Continental A level (typical offer): ABB-BBB including statistics and modelling. abroad variants are four years in Europe. Currently students can International baccalaureate: 32-31 There are currently eight modules duration and share the same visit universities in France, Italy, (incl 3 HL subjects at grade 5) including: course profile as the three-year Germany, Spain or Sweden. The Special entry requirements: • Fundamentals of Molecular programme, except you spend acquisition of a second language A level Biology and GCSE grade B in an appropriate foreign language Biology and Genetics your third year abroad, and and the experience of living and Length of course: 4 years • Biodiversity complete the programme during studying in Europe have proved Study abroad: Yes • Fundamentals of Biochemistry the fourth year at UEA. a valuable asset to our graduates. and Cell Biology • Evolution, Behaviour and Ecology Course brochure: Tel 01603 593113 or email bio.admiss@uea.ac.uk < > 80
    • www.uea.ac.uk/bio | Biology The BSc Cell Biology programme Year 1 Year 3 Cell Biology integrates specialised cell biology modules with During the first year you will receive In the third and final year you complementary areas of the an introduction to many aspects of will undertake a substantial biological sciences to produce the biological sciences, including independent research project BSc Cell Biology a comprehensive programme cell and molecular biology, in an active research laboratory UCAS code C130 which reflects recent advances biochemistry, evolution and within UEA or the broader Norwich A level (typical offer): ABB-BBB and technological progress in ecology. You will also receive Research Park. Core modules will International baccalaureate: 32-31 modern cell biology. In this training in essential scientific include Advanced Cell Biology (incl 3 HL subjects at grade 5) Special entry requirements: post-genomic era, cell biology methods and techniques including and Cellular Signalling. There are A level Biology or equivalent is a rapidly advancing field, with statistics and modelling. There are currently seven optional modules Length of course: 3 years a main focus on understanding currently eight modules including: to choose from including: the function of gene products • Fundamentals of Biochemistry • Genomics and Gene Expression and their role in diseases. and Cell Biology • Infection and Immunity Internationally recognised • Fundamentals of Molecular • Cancer Biology research at UEA investigates Biology and Genetics • Developmental Biology cellular and molecular biology • Foundations for Physiology Free choice options will enable you of diseases including cancer, • Biodiversity to choose a module in any subject arthritis, heart disease, cataract, of your choice from over 1,500 diabetes and muscle wasting modules taught at UEA. diseases. We also have interests Year 2 Our new Biomedical Research in developmental biology, Centre, the new Medical School exploring how multicellular and In the second year you will study and University Hospital bring cell, highly complex organisms are core modules in Cell Biology and molecular and biomedical science generated from single cells. Molecular Biology. You will have at UEA to the top level. In the BSc Cell Biology, you will the flexibility to choose from a have the opportunity to study in range of optional modules. areas such as cancer biology, Seven modules are currently developmental biology, plant available including: biology and genome biology. • Biochemistry As all of our teaching is • Human Physiology research-led, you will benefit • Microbiology from the expertise of active • Plant Biology Course brochure: Tel 01603 593113 research scientists and the • Genetics or email bio.admiss@uea.ac.uk incorporation of recent scientific advances in the course material. The programme has a strong practical element and all students have the opportunity to undertake their final year research project in laboratories at the leading edge of modern cell biology research. < > 81
    • Biology | www.uea.ac.uk/bio Plant Science studies the Year 1 Year 3 Plant Science structure and functioning of plants and the ways in which You will study a broad first year In your third and final year of study they relate to their environment. which covers all the essential you will undertake a substantial The applications of plant areas underpinning plant science independent research project, BSc Plant Science science are far reaching and including evolution, ecology, either within the School of UCAS code C200 impact upon areas such as biochemistry and cell and Biological Sciences or at one of A level (typical offer): ABB-BBB medicine, pharmaceuticals, molecular biology. You will also the research institutes based International baccalaureate: 32-31 (incl 3 HL subjects at grade 5) agriculture and conservation. receive training in essential within the Norwich Research Park. Special entry requirements: The major areas of plant scientific methods and techniques, You will have the opportunity to A level Biology or equivalent science are explored in this including statistics and modelling. choose modules from the range Length of course: 3 years programme through a wide There are currently eight modules available. Five modules are range of modules encompassing including: currently available including: the molecular biology, • Biodiversity • Plant Molecular Biology biochemistry, physiology, • Evolution, Behaviour and • Molecular Plant-Microbe genetics, evolution, ecology and Ecology Interactions environmental factors affecting • Fundamentals of Molecular • Genomics and Gene Expression plants. This is one of the Biology and Genetics • Organisms and Environments strongest plant science • Fundamentals of Biochemistry Free choice options will enable you programmes in the UK and and Cell Biology to choose a module in any subject benefits from our collaboration of your choice from over 1,500 with our neighbours at the John modules taught at UEA. Innes Centre and the Institute of Year 2 Food Research in the Norwich Research Park. In your second year you will study The Norwich Research Park, a core module in plant science, which also includes the School with the opportunity to specialise of Biological Sciences at UEA, in different areas from molecular is home to Europe’s largest biology to ecology. There are collection of plant scientists. currently nine optional modules Our graduates are well placed to including: take up careers in areas such as • Cell Biology biotechnology, agriculture and • Community, Ecosystem and Course brochure: Tel 01603 593113 conservation. Macro Ecology or email bio.admiss@uea.ac.uk • Genetics • Evolutionary Biology < > 82
    • www.uea.ac.uk/bio | Biology Microbiologists are at the Year 1 Year 3 Microbiology forefront of biotechnology research across a vast and You will study a broad first year In your third and final year of study diverse range of topics. This giving you a thorough grounding in you will undertake a substantial programme emphasises modern areas such as evolution, ecology, independent research project in a BSc Microbiology molecular approaches to biochemistry and cell and microbiology laboratory. The core UCAS code C500 microbiology and training in molecular biology, which are module in Molecular Microbiology A level (typical offer): ABB-BBB experimental techniques. essential for all biologists and are will be studied. You will have the International baccalaureate: 32-31 The programme allows you to fundamental to the study of life opportunity to choose modules (incl 3 HL subjects at grade 5) Special entry requirements: explore the most diverse group processes. You will also receive from the range available. Nine A level Biology or equivalent of organisms on the planet, training in essential scientific modules are currently available Length of course: 3 years including bacteria, viruses and methods and techniques, including including: protists (such as slime-moulds, statistics and modelling. There are • Microbial Physiology and protozoa and micro-algae), currently eight modules including: Biotechnology which may be free-living or have • Biodiversity • Molecular Plant-Microbe parasitic, commensal or • Fundamentals of Molecular Interactions symbiotic relationships with Biology and Genetics • Genomics and Gene Expression other organisms. You will follow • Evolution, Behaviour and • Infection and Immunity a comprehensive teaching Ecology Free choice options will enable you programme covering the • Fundamentals of Biochemistry to choose a module in any subject ecological, physiological, and Cell Biology of your choice from over 1,500 pathological, biochemical, modules taught at UEA. genetic and molecular aspects of these organisms. You will Year 2 learn about their roles as the agents of beneficial and harmful In your second year you will study biogeochemical processes, in core modules in microbiology, the diseases of humans, animals molecular biology, genetics and and plants, and as the sources biochemistry. There are currently of numerous valuable products seven optional modules including: and processes. You will benefit • Cell Biology from the School’s close • Community, Ecosystem and association with several Macro Ecology Course brochure: Tel 01603 593113 international centres of • Human Physiology or email bio.admiss@uea.ac.uk excellence for microbiological • Evolutionary Biology research (Norwich Research Park) and undertake a research project in a microbiological laboratory. < > 83
    • Biology | www.uea.ac.uk/bio Molecular biology and genetics Year 1 Year 3 Molecular Biology are rapidly progressing fields and Genetics of research with enormous You will study a broad first year In your third and final year of study advances made in the last few giving you a thorough grounding you will undertake a substantial years. This programme gives a in areas such as evolution, independent research project. sound grounding in these ecology, biochemistry and cell and The core modules in Genomics BSc Molecular Biology complementary areas of study molecular biology, which are and Gene Expression will be and Genetics and encompasses the study of essential for all biologists and are covered. You will have the UCAS code C730 genes in medicine, agriculture fundamental to the study of life opportunity to choose modules A level (typical offer): ABB-BBB and biotechnology and their processes. You will also receive from the range available. Eleven International baccalaureate: 32-31 (incl 3 HL subjects at grade 5) application in fields such as training in essential scientific modules are currently available Special entry requirements: plant molecular biology, cellular methods and techniques, including including: A level Biology or equivalent signalling, developmental statistics and modelling. There are • Evolutionary Biology and Length of course: 3 years biology and evolutionary biology. currently eight modules including: Conservation Genetics UEA and its neighbouring • Fundamentals of Molecular • Cellular Signalling institutes in the Norwich Biology and Genetics • Developmental Biology Research Park have long had • Biodiversity • Molecular Enzymology special links with molecular • Fundamentals of Biochemistry Free choice options will enable you biology and genetics; indeed, and Cell Biology to choose a module in any subject William Bateson, the founding • Evolution, Behaviour and of your choice from over 1,500 director of the John Innes Ecology modules taught at UEA. Centre coined the term ‘Genetics’ in 1905. At UEA you will be taught by leading Year 2 practitioners of many areas in this field, in plants, animals and In your second year you will study microbes. Several students core modules in Molecular Biology undertake projects and/or and Genetics. There are currently summer jobs at one of the seven optional modules including: neighbouring research institutes. • Cell Biology Studying molecular biology and • Plant Biology genetics at UEA offers a very • Microbiology special environment, where • Evolutionary Biology Course brochure: Tel 01603 593113 undergraduates form part of one or email bio.admiss@uea.ac.uk of the largest communities of molecular biologists in the UK. < > 84
    • www.uea.ac.uk/bio | Biology This programme integrates Year 1 • Environmental Politics and Biology with Science specialised modules that focus Policy Making Communication on science communication and The first year introduces all the • Medicine and Society in its role in society, with a wide major areas of biology, including Modern Britain range of biological sciences cell and molecular biology, teaching. An important and biochemistry, evolution and BSc Biology with exciting aspect of our degree ecology. You will also receive Year 3 Science Communication programme is the close training in essential scientific UCAS code C1P9 relationship of this degree with methods and techniques, including In the third and final year our A level (typical offer): ABB-BBB UEA’s status as a ‘Beacon’ for basic statistics and modelling. Science Communication module International baccalaureate: 32-31 (incl 3 HL subjects at grade 5) Public Engagement work, a Writing and presentation skills will includes a project component. Special entry requirements: status awarded to only six other be developed in a small group A substantial independent research A level Biology or equivalent UK universities. The School of seminar setting with a skilled project in an active research Length of course: 3 years Biological Sciences is very active science communicator. Among laboratory within UEA or the in both its school and public the topics that you will be taught, broader Norwich Research Park is engagement programmes and current modules are titled: also a key element of the final year. many members of teaching staff • Fundamentals of Biochemistry There are currently twenty are experienced in this area. and Cell Biology optional modules to choose from Students will have the • Fundamentals of Molecular including: opportunity to experience a Biology and Genetics • Genomics and Gene Expression breadth of study in all areas of • Foundations for Physiology • Human Nutrition, Diet and biology including genetics, • Biodiversity Health biotechnology, biochemistry, • Cancer Biology cell biology, ecology, evolutionary • Biodiversity, Conservation and biology, microbiology and plant Year 2 Human Society sciences. In years 2 and 3 of the • Organisms and Environments programme you may be able to You will study a module in Biology • Social Evolution choose some modules in other and Society and have a work • Science Documentary UEA Schools that are relevant to placement with one of our partner Production the study of society and science organisations. These compulsory A free choice option will enable you communication. Throughout modules will provide you with to choose a module in any subject your degree programme you will valuable experience in science of your choice from over 1,500 have the opportunity to take part communication as well as modules taught at UEA. Course brochure: Tel 01603 593113 in science communication developing key transferable skills. or email bio.admiss@uea.ac.uk projects in schools or with the There is flexibility to choose from general public. a range of optional modules, As all of our teaching is including some from outside the research-led, science School which are relevant to communication students benefit science communication. from the expertise of active Modules which are currently research scientists and the available include: incorporation of recent scientific • Biochemistry advances in the course material. • Human Physiology The programme has a strong • Microbiology practical element and all • Plant Biology students have the opportunity to • Genetics undertake research projects in • Risk Assessment and their final year. Management < > 85