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Biological Sciences Modules

The Biological Sciences degree is designed for those students who wish to take a broad approach to the study of living organisms.

This degree is also suitable for those who are not sure whether they are more interested in whole organisms or in cells and molecules, and who wish to gain more experience before selecting units in the third year. The modules in the second-year core programme give a wide background and options allow some specialisation should that be preferred.

 

BSc and MSci Biological Sciences Year 2

 
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0030Energy and Evolution15
 BIOL0008Fundamentals of Molecular Biology15
 BIOL0012Animal Biodiversity15
 BIOL0013The Biology of Development15
 BIOL0015Second Year Core Skills0
 CELL0009Integrative Cell Biology (Cell Structure and Function)15
    
OptionalBIOL0029Computational Biology15
Students will need to choose minimum of 30 and maximum of 45 creditsBIOL0051Practical Experimental Evolution15
 BIOL0009Experimental Genetics and Model Systems15
 BIOL0052Comparative Cell Biology15
 BIOL0053Data Science methods in Biology15
 BIOL0011Evolutionary Genetics15
 BIOL0014Fundamentals of Ecology15
 CELL0010Integrative Cell Biology: Cell Signalling and Regulation15
 GEOG0020Ecological Patterns and Processes15
 GEOL0009 Vertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution15
 INIM0007Infection15
 PHAR0003Drugs and the Mind15
 ANAT0002Developmental Neurobiology15
 ANAT0003Human Neuroanatomy15
 BIOC0006Essential Protein Structure and Function15
 BIOL0010Introduction to Human Genetics15
 BIOL0014Fundamentals of Ecology15
 INIM0005Immunology15
    
ElectiveAny level 5 moduleAny level 5 module available at UCL15
Students will need to choose minimum of 0 and maximum of 15 creditsLanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

BSc and MSci Biological Sciences Year 3

 
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
BSc - select one

BIOL0018

Advanced Investigative Project in Biological Sciences30
 BIOL0019Advanced Research Project in Biological Sciences45
 BIOL0056Grand Challenges Research Project in Biological Sciences30
MSci compulsoryBIOL0044MSci Investigative Project in Biological Sciences30
    

Optional
BSc: Min: 60, Max: 90
MSci: Min: 75, Max: 90

ANAT0008The Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative Disease15
 ANAT0013Pain15
 ANTH0038Evolution and Human Behaviour15
 ANTH0044Human Behavioural Ecology15
 ANTH0076Humans, Ecosystems and Conservation15
 BIOC0015Molecular Mechanisms in Human Disease and Biotechnology15
 BIOC0016Computational and Systems Biology15
 BIOC0030Advanced Molecular Biology of Protein Regulatory Networks15
 BIOL0020Sex, Genes and Evolution15
 BIOL0032Species Conservation and Biodiversity15
 BIOL0025Regulatory Genomics and Evolution15
 BIOL0022Biology of Ageing15
 BIOL0035Vertebrate Life and Evolution15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology 
 BIOL0048Behavioural Ecology for the Anthropocene15
 BIOS0001Genes and Neurodegenerative Disease15
 CELL0002Mechanisms of Development (Extended)15
 CELL0003Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology 
 CELL0012Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine15
 CELL0016Advanced Molecular Cell Biology15
 CELL0004Clocks, Sleep and Biological Time15
 CELL0017Interdisciplinary Cell Biology15
 GEOL0021Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns15
 GENE0003Advances in Neurogenetics 
 INIM0010 Cellular Pathology15
 INIM0011 The Immunological Basis of Autoimmune Disease- From Experimental Models to Clinical Practice15
 INIM0015 Evolution and Infectious Diseases15
 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 Year 4

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0041MSci Extended Research Project in Biological Sciences90
    
OptionalBIOL0032

Species, Conservation and Biodiversity

15
Students will need to choose minimum of 60 and maximum of 90 creditsBIOL0033

Molecular Evolution

15
 BIOL0035

Vertebrate Life and Evolution

15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology15
 BIOL0050Advanced Computational Biology15
 GENE0002Genetics of Cardiovascular and Related Complex Diseases15
 GENE0003Genetics of Neurological Disease15
 GENE0006Understanding Bioinformatics Resources and Their Application15
 INIM0012Viruses and Disease15
 INIM0031

The Immune System, Cancer and its Treatment

15
 PHOL0008Cell Signalling in Health and Disease30
    
Elective
Students will need to choose minimum of 15 and maximum of 45 credits
Any level 7 moduleAny level 7 module available at UCL15