Biology within Natural Sciences 2023-2024
This pages is primarily intended for existing students. It consists of modules available to Natural Sciences students, Joint-Honours regulations and general advice (which includes links to Departmental advice.)
The following lists the module code and the title of each module by the level of each module - clicking on the link will take you to further details listed in the Faculty Handbooks.
The last digit of the module code indicates whether the module is single, double or triple. The level indicates the year in which modules are normally taken, but it is often the case that students take modules from the adjacent level beneath the year of study. Visit the Subjects page for the general overarching rules and structure.
Please note that the modules on offer and the requirements for progression can change from year to year and that the only combinations of modules that are guaranteed to fit in the timetable are those splits between the two departments on an approved Joint Honours route (MSci and BSc).
Within Natural Sciences, Biology has BSc Joint-Honours programmes with: Anthropology; Chemistry; Geography; Earth Sciences; Mathematics; Physics; Psychology. There are also the following MSci Joint-Honours programmes with: Chemistry; Physics.In BSc students' final year, they are required to take no less than 20 credits and no more than 60 credits of Capstone Modules. These modules are denoted with G
Biology modules available to Natural Sciences students
Level 1 modules
Level 2 modules
Immune Systems (BIOL2421)
Molecular Biology (BIOL2441)
Cell Biology (BIOL2481)
Cell Signalling (BIOL2501)
Integrated Physiological Systems (BIOL2521)
Plant And Algal Physiology (BIOL2571)
Level 3 modules
Biology Into SchoolsG (BIOL3431)
Literature ReviewG (BIOL3451)
Advanced Cell Biology (BIOL3481)
Stress And Responses To The Environment (BIOL3491)
Advanced Topics In Development (BIOL3521)
Stem Cells And Tissue Engineering (BIOL3531)
Ecology In The Anthropocene (BIOL3541)
Conservation Biology (BIOL3551)
Advanced Topics In Ecology, Evolution Andbehaviour (BIOL3561)
Biochemistry And Biotechnology (BIOL3601)
Crops For The Future (BIOL3611)
Biology Of Disease (BIOL3621)
Contemporary Issues In The BiosciencesG (BIOL3641)
Science EnterpriseG (NSCI3001)
Biology and Mathematics
Designed to be timetabled with Chemistry.
Designed to be timetabled with Anthropology, Earth Sciences and Geography.
Advice for progression and other aspectsDepartment advice: Additional advice directly from Biology
Natural Sciences advice
Anthropology/Earth Sciences/Mathematicians/Geography: Should take Genetics (BIOL1171) and Organisms And Environment (BIOL1161). If a third module is required then Introduction To Physiology (BIOL1151) is recommended.
Students not following an Ecology pathway are strongly advised to take Molecular Biology (BIOL2441).
Ecological: Students following the Ecological route can take Fieldcourse (BIOL3161).
For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:
Dr. James Blowey
Deputy Head of Faculty
Faculty of Science Office
Level 3 Chemistry Building
Email: Natural Sciences Director
The Natural Sciences web pages are maintained by James Blowey