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Life Sciences



The Liberal Arts pathway in Life Sciences is ideal for students who are passionate about both the arts and the sciences.

Through teaching and learning in the Department of Life Sciences, you will be introduced to key academic principles and techniques that enable the fantastic diversity of life on our planet to be understood.

Why study the Life Sciences pathway?

Modules range from subcellular to the population, from experimental chemistry to theoretical modelling, physiology, disease and the environment.

In your Liberal Arts modules, you will consider big questions concerning truth and knowledge, the communication of science, and health and medicine as public and social issues.

A pathway in Life Sciences offers the opportunity to consider such questions from a scientific perspective, while developing specialised subject knowledge.

Modules

You may be interested in the following Life Sciences modules:

Please note:

 

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis

1 - 2 0

Art and Revolution

1 - 3 30

Science, Society, and the Media

1 - 3 30

Qualitative Methods for Undergraduate Research

1 15

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Life Sciences)

Terms

CATS

To proceed on this pathway you must study:

Quantitative Methods for Undergraduate Research 2 15

Molecules, Cells and Organisms

  24

Optional module

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional module from the Liberal Arts Department or across the University 1 - 3 6 (or more)

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Digital Literacy

Optional 1 10 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement

Certificate of Sustainability

Optional 3 2 workshops

An optional intercalated year abroad is available between your second year and final year.

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Consumption

1 - 3 30

Sustainability

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Life Sciences)

Terms

CATS

A choice of any approved modules offered by the School of Life Sciences

1 - 2 60

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Coaching Practice

Optional 2 5 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement
Presentation at an undergraduate conference such as the International Conference of Undergraduate Research Optional 3  

Liberal Arts core module

Terms

CATS

Dissertation

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Life Sciences)

Terms

CATS

A choice of any approved modules offered by the School of Life Sciences 1 - 2 90

 

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Examples of modules taken on the Life Sciences pathway

Student A

Year 2

Sustainability
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

Consumption
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

Human and Animal Physiology
Optional module (Life Sciences)
18 CATS

Genetics and Evolution
Optional module (Life Sciences)
18 CATS

Immunology
Optional module (Life Sciences)
12 CATS

Ecology and its Applications
Optional module (Life Sciences)
12 CATS