Aims and Objectives

This course will give you an understanding of biological processes on both the molecular and cellular levels.

Bringing together subjects such as genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and cell biology, this degree will give you a thorough understanding of how living cells work, from generating energy to responding to changes in their environment. You’ll also gain the specialist knowledge in key disciplines that is vital not just in the job market, but in facing some of the biggest challenges facing the world in the 21st century.

  • This wide-ranging subject studies living organisms, but allows you to choose topics of study depending on your interests. For example, options range from the molecular study of the immune system, disease processes and physiological processes, and if you wish can include global scale study of the environment, ecosystems and biodiversity.

  • Within Biological Sciences are a range of disciplines including biochemistry, biomedicine, cell biology, conservation, ecology, genetics, microbiology, pathobiology and physiology.

  • Biological Sciences / Biology courses will suit anyone with an interest in living organisms, either human or other animals, bacteria or plants, as you can select modules that best meet your interests; understanding and curing disease to conservation and the management of biological resources.

  • The flexibility of this degree scheme is the distinctive feature, students get an amazing opportunity to choose from the whole portfolio of teaching offered to develop a unique degree which reflects their interests.

Core modules will equip you with a broad base of knowledge in areas such as human disease genomics, genetic engineering and cell signalling. At the same time, you’ll specialise by choosing one of four pathways in plants and agriculture, molecular medicine, infection and disease or molecular zoology. Studying in a world-leading research facility, you’ll have access to the latest knowledge in the field including discoveries being made right here in Leeds.

On this course you will gain an understanding of how living cells work, from generating energy to responding to changes in their environment. You will study a wide range of organisms, from viruses to humans, and learn the role of multiple disciplines, such as genetics and microbiology. We offer four specialist themes: Molecular Medicine, Infection and Disease, Molecular Zoology, Plants and Agriculture.

  • UTME StudentsTo be eligible for the award of the degree, a student must pass a minimum total of 172 Units in a five-year programme inclusive of the University course requirements.
  • Direct Entry (DE) StudentsTo be eligible for the award of the degree, a student who got admission into the 200 Level of the B.Sc. (Hons) programme must pass a minimum total of 136 Units in a four-year programme inclusive of the University course requirements.

UTME Admission into 100 Level

Candidates must possess five O/Level credit passes (SSCE/GCE or its equivalent) at one sitting in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Further Mathematics. A candidate is also required to have a credit pass in Biology at SSCE.

Direct Entry into 200 Level

  • Candidates must possess at least 3 A-Level passes or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology. In addition, Direct Entry Students must satisfy the O/Level requirement above.
  • Candidates with National Diploma (ND) in any Engineering discipline, Science Laboratory Technology or Any other related discipline from a recognized polytechnic or its equivalent with at least an Upper Credit pass may apply for Direct Entry admission into the 200-Level of the degree programme. In addition, Candidates must satisfy the O’Level requirements above.

To provide excellence in knowledge acquisition, management and usage of health diagnostic and therapeutic tools; explore the frontiers of technology and provide solutions to various problems in Biomedical Science and Engineering; provide intuitively relevant scientific and innovative focus on application of engineering principles, methodologies and techniques to the medical fields, and, combine the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve overall healthcare diagnosis and treatment.