2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue
MBiol, BSc Biology with Enterprise (Integrated Masters)
|Programme code:||MBBS-BLGY/E||UCAS code:||C1N2|
|Duration:||4 Years||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Professor P E Urwin||Contact address:||P.E.Urwin@leeds.ac.uk|
Total credits: 480
MBIOL A Level or Advanced Higher: AAA from 3 A2/Advanced Higher including Biology and another science or science-related subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.
IB: 35 (18 at higher level) including 6 in higher level Biology and another science or science-related subject at higher level.
Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAAAB including an A in higher level Biology and another science or science-related subject at higher level.
Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.
Cambridge Pre-U: D3/D3/D3 including Pre-U Biology plus one other science or science-related subject.
Science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.
Science- related subjects: Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, ICT, P.E, Psychology, Science in Society, Statistics and Sports Science.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Biology
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Biology
Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:
There are no specified QAA Benchmarks for Integrated Masters degrees in Biology, however the principle of such programmes in other subject areas is to ensure coverage of Honours level Benchmark requirements plus ensure that the higher Masters levels objectives are met.
This programme is distinctive because it will enhance the employability of graduates in Biology and their potential by combining the development of entrepreneurship and business skills with scientific training in Biology.
The inclusion of enterprise modules delivered in conjunction with the Leeds Enterprise Centre, who already delivers teaching on the MBiol, Bsc Biotechnology with Enterprise, will develop student skills in the areas of creativity, business development and finance. The development of entrepreneurship and business skills will carry forward into a final-year project, which will incorporate scientific research with implementation of the business plan.
The MBiol, BSc Biology with Enterprise programme will offer students an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge plus the exceptional experience of advanced research.
The inclusion of enterprise modules delivered in conjunction with the Leeds Enterprise Centre provides a distinctive flavour to this programme by developing student skills in the areas of creativity, business development and finance.
The most important values which inform this programme are to provide excellent students with the opportunity to gain substantial research training and experience through engagement with an individual research project conducted as part of a research team in an internationally recognised research laboratory.
The academic content of this programme concentrates on developing an understanding of research through the delivery and active engagement in taught components, practical skills development, data analysis and problem solving elements culminating in a major research project supported by further research and transferable skills training and career planning opportunities.
The most important intellectual skills developed in the programme are appreciation of the fundamental underpinning principles of the subject area leading through to the current state of the field informed by the research-based ethos of teaching and investigation.
The most useful practical skills, techniques and capabilities developed will be those underpinning the subject specific nature of the programme area, together with advanced level research skills expected of early stage PhD students.
Competency will be developed in a broad range of topics associated with the specialist subject area, combined with competency in research methodology, the development of hypothesis driven research, the approach to the analysis of data and ability to solve problems, appropriate practical skills in the design and execution of suitable experiments, the production of publication quality outputs and the ability to communicate effectively.
The most important ways in which a student will learn are dependent upon the level of the students as they progress through the course. Initially delivery will be more research-informed teaching in lecture and seminar/tutorial and practical class settings leading to more independent research-based learning through lectures and independent study, small class teaching and project team or individual mentoring. Students will progress from the development of research-based practical skills in teaching labs to the design and execution of independent research work.
On completing the programme we want students to know and understand their programme specialist subject from basic principles through to cutting edge research, and to appreciate the process of research and to be able to demonstrate implementation of these principles.
On completing the programme we want students to be able to compete worldwide with other students for high quality research opportunities within appropriate industries or for PhD positions to pursue research careers.
Year 1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study 80 credits of the following compulsory modules:
|BLGY1125||Biology Practicals and Data Analysis||20 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY1234||Practical Genetics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY1236||Practical Applied Biology||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY1303||Tutorials for Biology and Genetics||10 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|FOBS1135||The Basis of Life||20 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS1015||Enterprise in Action||10 credits||Semester 1|
Candidates will be required to study at least 30 credits from the following optional modules:
|BIOL1223||Career and Professional Development for Life Scientists||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BIOL1225||How can Biological Sciences change the world||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY1211||Applied Biology and Agriculture||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY1232||Introduction to Genetics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY1300||Coastal and Upland Habitats Field Course||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS1000||Innovation and Creativity in Business||10 credits||Semester 2, Semester 1|
|LUBS1005||Understanding Enterprise Potential||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS1010||Understanding Social Enterprises||10 credits||Semester 1, Semester 2|
|LUBS1170||Introduction to Management||10 credits||Semester 1|
Candidates may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules
Year 2 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study 100 credits of the following compulsory modules
|BLGY2100||Enhanced Study Skills for Biologists||10 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|BLGY2137||Parasitology||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY2142||Animal Nutrition and Metabolism||20 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY2163||How Plants Work||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY2225||Sustainable Food Production||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2253||Animals as Pests||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2045||Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2080||New Enterprise Planning|
Pre-requisite for: LUBS3007
|20 credits||Semester 1|
Candidates will be required to study at least 10 credits of the following optional modules:
|BIOL2110||The Power of Bacterial Genomics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BIOL2111||Genetic Engineering||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BIOL2223||Employment, Career planning and Professional Development for Life Scientists||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2175||Human Populations||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY2192||Experimental Design and Analysis||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY2201||Introduction to Bioinformatics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2222||Animal Behaviour||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2223||Organismal Evolution||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2262||Animal Developmental Biology||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2293||Animal Physiology: from Ants to Whales||10 credits||Semester 2|
|FOBS2240||Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2065||Managing Innovation in Business||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2070||Innovating Social Enterprises||10 credits||Not running in 201718|
|LUBS2075||Gender and Entrepreneurship||10 credits||Semester 2|
Candidates can study up to 10 credits of discovery modules:
Year 3 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules (80 credits):
|BLGY3395||Advanced Research Skills and Experience||20 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3396||Research Literature Review||20 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS3007||Enterprise Development Project||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|LUBS3015||Advanced Entrepreneurship||20 credits||Semester 2|
Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules:
|BLGY3105||Applied Animal Science||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY3110||Applied Genetics||20 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY3122||Social Insect Biology||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY3152||Advanced Topics in Human Genetics||20 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY3205||Applied Plant Science||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3247||Advanced Topics in Conservation Science||20 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3251||Animal Developmental Biology||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3252||Plant Developmental Biology||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3273||Animal Nutrition Science||20 credits||Semester 2|
Year 4 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|BLGY5380M||Extended Research Project||80 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:
|BIOL5152M||Topics in Plant Science||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BIOL5251M||Plant Biotechnology||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BIOL5276M||Medical Diagnostics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BIOL5296M||Treatment of Infectious Disease and Cancer||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY5104M||Conservation Genetics||15 credits||Semester 2|
Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules:
|LUBS5526M||Global Perspectives on Enterprise||15 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS5527M||Enterprise and Society||15 credits||Semester 1|
Last updated: 07/08/2017
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