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BSc (Hons) Biology with Foundation Year

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Why choose this course?

96% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree. (HESA, 2016)

Put your future as a professional biologist on a firm footing. Starting your studies with a foundation year is ideal if you are thinking about a change of career, exploring your interest in science, or don’t yet meet the entry requirements for our honours degree.

  • Choose the foundation year route to build the skills, confidence and knowledge you need for success: you can gain your full honours degree in four years
  • Immerse yourself in a subject which is constantly evolving to address important 21st century challenges
  • Gain a thorough grounding in traditional aspects of biology while discovering the latest research-led innovations
  • Enhance your practical experience through exciting work placement and internship opportunities
  • Get to grips with latest instrumentation and technology in our first-rate laboratories
  • Take full advantage of our action-packed programme of fieldtrips: recent visits have taken in Twycross Zoo, Kew Gardens, Burton Breweries and even a week-long residential in Majorca
  • Draw on our extensive network of contacts and strong employer partnerships to broaden your professional outlook
  • Receive support every step of the way from our highly experienced teaching team, recognised nationally and internationally for their influential research 

You can also study Biology as a Joint Honours subject.

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