Biological Laboratory Sciences, FdSc
Biological Laboratory Sciences, FdSc
Biological Laboratory Sciences, FdSc
Biological Laboratory Sciences, FdSc

This diverse course explores all aspects of biological life, from genes and cells to populations and ecosystems, and will prepare you for laboratory roles or further study on a research career pathway.

Discover the biological principles that govern the world today. Within this programme you will explore the molecular basis of cell structure and biochemistry, human physiology and pathogenesis, and current ecological aspects that impact society.

The course provides both the academic and practical skills needed for working within the industry; including cloning, PCR, forensic analysis of substances and immunological essays.

You will also undertake nutritional, chemical and microbiological analysis of food, air, soil and water, as well as carrying out DNA and protein analysis and other molecular biology and microbiological techniques.

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Duration:
Full-time: 2 years (2 days per week)
Part-time: 3 years (1.5 days per week)
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Knightstone Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: BLS1
Campus: -
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,500 per year
Part-time: £5,700 in year 1, £5,650 in years 2 and 3

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The course has employability at its heart and will set you up for various roles within a laboratory setting. You will be taught in the laboratories and classrooms in our Knightstone Campus, and you will also be able to take advantage of all of everything on offer in our new University Centre in the redeveloped Winter Gardens.

Students on this course are also offered the opportunity to go on visits relevant to their studies at an additional expense. Students recently visited Hinkley Point and Thatchers Cider, for example.

Please click on the next tab to find out more about what you’ll learn on this programme and how it is delivered. The information below deal with our partnership with UWE Bristol and what is and isn’t included in the cost of tuition.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the course leader Beth Norman or UCW’s HEART student services team. It would also be great to meet you and show you around at our next Open Day.

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This diverse course explores all aspects of biological life, from genes and cells to populations and ecosystems, and will prepare you for laboratory roles or further study on a research career pathway.

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Dr. Elena Borodina 
Lecturer

Elena graduated from King’s College London with a First Class Honours BSc Degree in Biotechnology, followed by a PhD in Microbiology in 2001. She then progressed to become a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Warwick, where she carried out research projects within the field of molecular microbial ecology and microbial mutagenesis. In 2006, Elena took up a position of a Research Associate at the University of Bristol to focus on meningitis projects. She holds a PGCE and joined UCW in 2014 where she teaches on a number of HE and Access to HE courses. Her areas of expertise include microbiology, molecular and cell biology, mutagenesis and recombinant gene technology, gene cloning, protein expression, purification and analysis, enzyme kinetics, immunoblotting and enzyme-linked immunoassay procedures. Elena has also contributed to a number of scientific journals, including Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Clinical Sciences, European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), Journal of Bacteriology, Molecular Microbiology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and Public Library of Science (PLoS).  
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Beth Norman
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Alison Hayman
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    Dr. Elena Borodina 
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    Beth Norman
    Programme Co-ordinator - Biological Laboratory Sciences

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    Alison Hayman
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      Student - Dr. Elena  Borodinas image
      Dr. Elena Borodina 
      Lecturer

      Elena graduated from King’s College London with a First Class Honours BSc Degree in Biotechnology, followed by a PhD in Microbiology in 2001. She then progressed to become a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Warwick, where she carried out research projects within the field of molecular microbial ecology and microbial mutagenesis. In 2006, Elena took up a position of a Research Associate at the University of Bristol to focus on meningitis projects. She holds a PGCE and joined UCW in 2014 where she teaches on a number of HE and Access to HE courses. Her areas of expertise include microbiology, molecular and cell biology, mutagenesis and recombinant gene technology, gene cloning, protein expression, purification and analysis, enzyme kinetics, immunoblotting and enzyme-linked immunoassay procedures. Elena has also contributed to a number of scientific journals, including Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Clinical Sciences, European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), Journal of Bacteriology, Molecular Microbiology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and Public Library of Science (PLoS).  
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      Beth Norman
      Programme Co-ordinator - Biological Laboratory Sciences

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      Alison Hayman
      Lecturer

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      Sarah Leaney
      Lecturer

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      Vicki Moth
      Technical Demonstrator in Science

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        This diverse course explores all aspects of biological life, from genes and cells to populations and ecosystems, and will prepare you for laboratory roles or further study on a research career pathway.

        Discover the biological principles that govern the world today. Within this programme you will explore the molecular basis of cell structure and biochemistry, human physiology and pathogenesis, and current ecological aspects that impact society.

        The course provides both the academic and practical skills needed for working within the industry; including cloning, PCR, forensic analysis of substances and immunological essays.

        You will also undertake nutritional, chemical and microbiological analysis of food, air, soil and water, as well as carrying out DNA and protein analysis and other molecular biology and microbiological techniques.

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