Biological sciences - exchange modules

Are you passionate about biology in all of its forms? Do you want to study a broad biology degree without the constraints of choosing a specialism too soon, with equal emphasis on lab and field skills? You will build an understanding of biology from viruses to mammals and from freshwater to hydrothermal vents, gaining state-of-the-art practical and transferable skills highly sought by employers, graduating ready to shape the future of fields from ecosystem management to laboratory research.

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying Biological Sciences at the University of Plymouth. Further information about studying Biological Sciences at the University of Plymouth can be found on the course page.

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits 

Semester 1:

  • BIOL111 - Animal and Plant Physiology
  • BIOL119 - Introduction to Biology
  • BIOL120 - Cell Biology and Microbiology
  • BIOL129 - Professional Development in Biological Sciences 1

Semester 2:

  • BHCS1004PP - Introduction to Human Pathology
  • BIOL124PP - Biology of Sex OR  BIOL125PP - Scientific Method and Ethics in Biology  
  • BIOL127 - Evolution

Semester 1 and 2 - zero credit module

  • BIOL129 - Professional development in biological sciences 1 (this is a 0 credit, non-timetabled module tracking the acquisition of basic field, laboratory and transferable skills that runs throughout the year)

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • BIOL210 - Molecular and genetic basis of disease OR  BIOL214 - Ecology
  • BIOL211 - Microbial physiology and biochemistry
  • BIOL226 - Animal ecophysiology
Semester 2: 

  • BIOL212 - Environmental cell physiology
  • BIOL213 - Methods in biological sciences
  • BIOL217 - Environmental plant physiology

Semester 1 and 2 - zero credit module

  • BIOL225 - Professional development in biological sciences 2 (this is a 0 credit, non-timetabled module tracking the acquisition of basic field, laboratory and transferable skills that runs throughout the yea).

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • BIOL307 - Advanced Skills and Concepts
  • BIOL311 - Ecotoxicology 

Semester 2: Choose two from the following options

  • BIOL301 - Plant Biotechnology 
  • BIOL3313 - Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • BIOL310 - Global Change Biology  
  • BIOL320 - Animal Nutrition
  • BIOL321 - Pharmacology and Natural Products