Biological Sciences (with a Foundation Year) leading to BSc (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China

Key information


  • Course length: 4 Years (1 + 3)
  • UCAS code: C108
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • This programme does not accept applications from international students.
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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:

  • Biochemistry (C700)
  • Biological and Medical Sciences (C130)
  • Biological Sciences (C100)
  • Genetics (C400)
  • Human Physiology (B120)
  • Microbiology (C500)
  • Pharmacology (B210)
  • Tropical Disease Biology (C111)
  • Zoology (C300).

Further information about progression subjects can be found at www.carmel.ac.uk/courses/44/Biological-Sciences

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

367 Year One undergraduates in 2016

UK league tables

92% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Report 2014/15)

National Student Survey

• 93% average satisfaction for our programmes (National Student Survey 2016)
• 95% or higher overall satisfaction for Anatomy and Human Biology, Bioveterinary Science, Human Physiology, Pharmacology (National Student Survey 2016)

Why this subject?

Shape your study with real flexibility and choice

You’ll study in one of the largest Schools of Life Science in the UK drawing on over 100 years of teaching and research experience, meaning you can shape your studies by choosing modules from across the entire spectrum of the life sciences; a breadth of choice unique in the UK. 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’ll benefit from our excellent international reputation for research in growth areas such as the biotechnology, post-genomic and pharmaceutical industries. 92% of our recent graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.

Strengthen your employability through overseas study

Give your future employability a further boost 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

Life science is at the leading-edge of science, so our facilities are too. Over £30 million has recently been invested in the School’s 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.