BSc Cell Biology (Honours) C130 & C132
Cell Biology examines the structure and function of cells at all levels. Students on this course will study elements of biochemistry and molecular biology to examine how cells function at an individual level. This will be combined with studies on the interactions and signals that pass between cells in the development and maintenance of tissues within organisms. Overall our flexible Cell Biology degree provides students with core modules in Cell Biology coupled to a solid background in other related fields such as genetics, microbiology, immunology and biochemistry. In the later parts of the course students can choose modules, techniques courses and projects in specialised areas of Cell Biology to suit their own interests.
Student may also choose to go to North America or Australasia for the second year of this course. Further information on these options and all module options is provided by clinking the appropriate links.
Biology at Lancaster has a history of recent heavy investment in biomedical research through the appointment of several new members of academic staff. Interests include, familial predisposition to breast cancer, UV response and skin cancer, cellular response to DNA damage, leukaemia, joint destruction in arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, food poisoning bacteria, metastatic spread of cancer, biochemistry of corneal disease. We also have extensive research links with hospitals, at the local and national level. Due to our high level of research funding and activity in this area, our students are exposed to up-to-date facilities and cutting edge research expertise during their laboratory projects. Lectures, practicals and workshops will take place in our brand new teaching facilities containing state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and computer classrooms.
For entry from year 13 requirements are typically ABB at A-level with at least two science subjects from Biol/Chem/Geog/Maths/Physics/Psychology/Env.Science/Computing, or equivalent 2A- plus 2AS- levels. Applicants with other types of qualification should enquire for details.
All candidates should have GCSE English language at grade C or above. For details of alternative English qualifications please follow this link. Candidates should also have a minimum of grade B in GCSE Mathematics or the equivalent. We will also consider 'Access' course Mathematics components.
We welcome applications from mature candidates.
After receiving your application we will invite you to an Open Day for informal discussions with members of staff and to visit the department and campus.
More information on applying is available here.
This degree will provide an excellent platform for research based careers in biochemistry and genetics, including further postgraduate study for MSc or PhD qualifications. In addition there are many opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, hospital research, the food industry, forensic science and research institutes that are accessible to our biochemistry graduates. Traditionally our graduates enter a wide range of careers and the transferable skills acquired during this degree will make the graduate attractive to employers in many other areas such as management, finance and marketing.
Dr Edward Parkin, Head of Admissions, Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ.
Phone:- 01524 593265