- Course overview
You'll carry out an in-depth research project specifically designed for the needs of incoming foundation degree students, using a range of practical skills, data gathering and interpretation, scientific literature synthesis and communication skills. You'll also be able to develop your knowledge and practical experience from a range of option modules.
This module provides an opportunity for professional training of at least 26 weeks duration with an approved company or host organisation between Stage 2 and 4. While on placement, students will gain work experience related to their degree programme, be able to apply their biological knowledge and expertise, and learn further skills and relevant techniques.
- Year 2
BIOL307 Advanced Skills and Concepts
Students will select from a catalogue of short, intensive courses relating to biology, developing skills and concepts to an advanced level. The courses offered will be focused on developing the students¿ skills sets and career aspirations, enhancing student employability.
BIOL314 Research Project
The largest component of the module comprises a research study element that incorporates the design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data. Other elements include a conduct of study component and a communicating science element. Students will also complete a comprehensive introduction to the research report that incorporates a brief literature review of the topic that addresses wider issues of relevance to their field of research study.
BIOL308 Applied Conservation Biology
Focuses on application of biological theory to successfully managing populations in wild and captive environments. The emphasis is on how theory feeds into and informs working practice. Along with advancing their theoretical knowledge, students develop knowledge of the major approaches, analytical tools, techniques and software that individuals working in the public and private conservation sectors apply in practice.
BIOL309 Environmental Policy and Conservation
Develop an understanding of the complex issues associated with the implementation of environmental policy for the conservation of habitats, species and sustainable land use management. Case studies will reflect on policy initiatives and subsequent impact on the conservation of global biodiversity.
BIOL313 Animal Welfare and Ethics
The scientific meaning of animal welfare and the way that it can be assessed in terms of the physiology, behaviour and immunology of the animal will be examined in detail. The impact of public perception of animal welfare on the management of animals by humans in a variety of contexts will be discussed.
BIOL319 Animals and Society
In a world where impacts of human activity are increasing this module seeks to engage
learners in a dialogue that promotes exploration and understanding of human perceptions
of animals and their worth. In particular it explores the sociological development of our
notional obligations and ideologies as they relate to animal protection and use, and wider
global issues that impact upon our abilities to manage such notions.
BIOL320 Animal Nutrition
This module examines the principles and practice of animal nutrition for a range of
animal species. It provides an understanding of feds, feed evaluation, diet
formulation and feeding. The module also examines the impact of ingredient,
physical, manufacturing and legal constraints on the production of diets.
Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.
The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.