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Biological Sciences: Cell Biology Modules

The Cell Biology degree is designed for those students who wish to take a cellular and molecular approach to the study of biology.

The range of topics covered, and the variety of skills that you will learn, will equip you for a wide choice of careers within the Biological Sciences and beyond. If you are interested in pursuing a research career either at a fundamental level or in applied sense to one of many outstanding issues in biological sciences, such as cancer, development, microbiology, immunology or ageing, then this degree should be your number one choice. Similarly, if you feel that ultimately you might wish to aim for postgraduate entry into medicine then this would provide a perfect background for you. The core program provides a thorough grounding in multiple aspects of modern cell biology and options allow preferred topic specialisation.

Please Note: All Modules are subject to change

BSc and MSci Biological Sciences: Cell Biology Year 2

 
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
Compulsory

BIOC0005

Molecular Biology30
 BIOL0013The Biology of Development15
 BIOL0015Second Year Core Skills0
 CELL0009Integrative Cell Biology (Cell Structure and Function)15
    
OptionalBIOL0029Computational Biology15
Min: 45, Max: 60BIOL0030Energy and Evolution15
 BIOL0051Practical Experimental Evolution15
 BIOL0009Experimental Genetics and Model Systems15
 BIOL0052Comparative Cell Biology15
 BIOL0011Evolutionary Genetics15
 BIOL0012Animal Biodiversity15
 CELL0010Integrative Cell Biology: Cell Signalling and Regulation15
 CELL0023Intermediate Cell Biology: Cell Biology of Development15
 CHEM0020Physical Chemistry for Medicinal Chemistry and Life Sciences
CHEM0010 is a pre-requisite for this module
15
 CHEM0023Chemistry of Biologically Important Molecules15
 INIM0007Infection15
 PHAR0003Drugs and the Mind15
 ANAT0003Human Neuroanatomy15
 BIOC0006Essential Protein Structure and Function15
 BIOL0010Introduction to Human Genetics15
 INIM0005Immunology15
 PHOL0004Systems Neuroscience15
    
ElectiveAny level 5 moduleAny level 5 module available at UCL15
Min: 0, Max: 15LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

 

BSc Biological Sciences: Cell Biology Year 3

 
SelectionModuleTitleCredit

Compulsory

BIOL0018

Advanced Investigative Project in Biological Sciences30
Select oneBIOL0019Advanced Research Project in Biological Sciences45
 BIOL0056Grand Challenges Research Project in Biological Sciences30
    
Optional
BSc: Min: 60, Max: 90
ANAT0013Pain15
 BIOC0015Molecular Mechanisms in Human Disease and Biotechnology15
 BIOC0016Computational and Systems Biology15
 BIOC0017Cancer Biology15
 BIOC0030Advanced Molecular Biology of Protein Regulatory Networks15
 BIOL0020Sex, Genes and Evolution15
 

BIOL0021

Advanced Human Genetics15
 BIOL0025Regulatory Genomics and Evolution15
 BIOL0022Biology of Ageing15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology15
 BIOS0001Genes and Neurodegenerative Disease15
 CELL0002Mechanisms of Development (Extended)30
 CELL0003Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology15
 CELL0012Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine15
 CELL0013Functional Genetics of Model Systems15
 CELL0014Dynamic Biological Systems15
 CELL0016Advanced Molecular Cell Biology15
 CELL0004Clocks, Sleep and Biological Time15
 CELL0017Interdisciplinary Cell Biology15
 GENE0003Advances in Neurogenetics15
 INIM0006Immunology in Health and Disease15
 INIM0010 Cellular Pathology15
 INIM0015 Evolution and Infectious Diseases15
 INIM0031

The Immune System, Cancer and its Treatment

15
 INIM0034 Molecular Virology15
    
Elective
Students will need to choose minimum of 0 and maximum of 15 credits

Any level 6 module

Any level 6 module available at UCL15
 LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

MSci Biological Sciences: Cell Biology Year 3

 
SelectionModuleTitleCredit

Compulsory

BIOL0022

Biology of Ageing

15
 BIOL0025 Regulatory Genomics and Evolution15
 BIOL0044

MSci Investigative Project in Biological Sciences

30
    
Optional
BSc: Min: 60, Max: 90
ANAT0013Pain15
 BIOC0015Molecular Mechanisms in Human Disease and Biotechnology15
 BIOC0016Computational and Systems Biology15
 BIOC0017Cancer Biology15
 BIOC0030Advanced Molecular Biology of Protein Regulatory Networks15
 BIOL0020Sex, Genes and Evolution15
 

BIOL0021

Advanced Human Genetics15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology15
 BIOS0001Genes and Neurodegenerative Disease15
 CELL0002Mechanisms of Development (Extended)30
 CELL0003Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology15
 CELL0012Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine15
 CELL0013Functional Genetics of Model Systems15
 CELL0016Advanced Molecular Cell Biology15
 CELL0004Clocks, Sleep and Biological Time15
 CELL0017Interdisciplinary Cell Biology15
 GENE0003Advances in Neurogenetics15
 INIM0006Immunology in Health and Disease15
 INIM0015 Evolution and Infectious Diseases15
 INIM0034 Molecular Virology15
 

PHOL0009

The Cellular Basis of Brain Function30
    
Elective
Students will need to choose minimum of 0 and maximum of 15 credits

Any level 6 module

Any level 6 module available at UCL15
 LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

 

MSci Biological Sciences: Cell Biology Year 4

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0041MSci Extended Research Project in Biological Sciences90
    
Optional
Students will need to choose minimum of 15 and maximum of 30 credits
BIOL0034

Applications in Human Genetics

15
 

CELL0016

Advanced Molecular Cell Biology15
 GENE0002Genetics of Cardiovascular and Related Complex Diseases15
 GENE0003Genetics of Neurological Disease15
 INIM0012Viruses and Disease15
 INIM0031

The Immune System, Cancer and its Treatment

15
 PHOL0008Cell Signalling in Health and Disease30
    
Elective 

Min: 0, Max: 15

Any level 7 moduleAny level 7 module available at UCL15