The Digital Life Sciences BSc (Hons) draws together specific elements from biology, psychology and sports science in a dynamic and structured interdisciplinary degree.
With us, you’ll study various modules that recognise the skill gap in the UK of life science graduates. You’ll study modules that cover data sciences and informatics to broaden your understanding of topics like real-world data, big data drug discovery, real-time tracking of populations, functional maths for scientists, communicating/teaching science, disrupted technology, and digital skills.
We also include modules in Health, behaviour and wellbeing which will improve your knowledge of Digital diagnostics, health psychology, behaviour informed by science and data and healthy lifestyles. Also, you’ll practice for a career as a scientific practitioner by studying the complexity of genes and cells physiology & exercise, and synthetic biology.
You’ll finish your course with an assessed research project on business, entrepreneurship and innovation in digital life sciences to give you experience in translating an idea through to commercial practice.
The course operates on a modular basis with all of your study modules being worth 30 academic credits (our preferred size in order that you move rapidly from the basics to being an expert at the end of any module you study). Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The course has one start point in September.