Due to the impact of COVID-19 we're changing how the course is delivered.
Intended for adult learners or undergraduates who wish to take up Biology but do not have the appropriate subject background, Biological Sciences offers a foundation year at nearby Carmel College.
This is not a programme in itself but acts as a springboard onto other Life Science degrees. This deferred choice programme means that you have the ﬂexibility and freedom to switch to your chosen degree after completing the foundation year (Year Zero).
The aim of this programme is to make you an expert in one particular field with the ability to cross discipline boundaries, a highly attractive prospect to employers.
Programme in detail
Year Zero comprises introductory modules taught at Carmel College. Years One, Two and Three will continue at Liverpool following the chosen area of interest through to BSc (Hons) or MBiolSci (Hons) completion.
Programme options are:
Further information about progression subjects can be found at carmel.ac.uk/courses/44/Biological-Sciences
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
405 Year One undergraduates in 2018
UK league tables
1st for Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology – (Guardian University Guide 2020)
95% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Report 2016/17)
National Student Survey
100% satisfaction for Genetics and Anatomy and Human Biology (National Student Survey 2017) and 91% satisfaction for Microbiology (National Student Survey 2017)
Why this subject?
Shape your study with real ﬂexibility and choice
You will study in one of the largest Schools of Life Science in the UK, meaning you can shape your studies by choosing modules from across the entire spectrum of the life sciences. You’ll also enjoy links to our Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Enjoy excellent career prospects
You will benefit from our excellent international reputation for research in growth areas such as the biotechnology, post-genomic, environmental and pharmaceutical industries.
Strengthen your employability through overseas study
Boost your future prospects by choosing to study or take part in field courses abroad. Our networks stretch as far afield as Uganda, Thailand and China.
Work in leading-edge facilities
More than £30 million has recently been invested in our facilities, such as our Biology Teaching Centre, the state-of-the-art Biosciences Building, the Biomedical Sciences Building and the Human Anatomy Resource Centre. This ensures your studies are fully supported by the very best in teaching and research equipment.