School of Life Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Sandwich Placement

BSc (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

This Royal Society of Biology-approved course is delivered by research and industry-experienced teaching staff.

This Royal Society of Biology-approved course is delivered by research and industry-experienced teaching staff.

BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Sandwich (4 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
School of Life Sciences
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Why choose this course?

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

Emphasising the applied nature of the fascinating Biological Sciences subjects, this course aims to create and develop practical and general skills, preparing students for the myriad careers made available with their eventual qualification.

Opportunities for graduates reflect the vast range of topics covered under Biological Sciences, providing an in-depth education in the molecular, cellular and genetic activities of micro-organisms, plants and animals. The structure of your curriculum will reflect this approach, making use of the prior experience of professionals and opportunities for industrial experiences to build technical competence, time management and other transferrable abilities.

By taking the Sandwich Placement, you will be able to further strengthen your applied proficiencies, making use of the University of Wolverhampton’s student support resources such as The Workplace to secure experience in relevant industrial and research environment, additional support and supervision provided by the expert staff at the Wolverhampton School of Sciences. On-campus studies will employ the state-of-the-art Rosalind Franklin building, itself hosting resources suitable for a diverse range of specialist studies.

What happens on the course?

This course has been constructed to form a foundational knowledge of Biological Sciences topics to be consistently built upon, each year of your course developing your understanding with a guiding mindfulness for specialisation and practical application. Core, transferrable abilities will also be keenly trained, providing aptitude in broad academic fields, IT literacy, laboratory skills and study discipline, all of which serve to dramatically enhance your employability.

The biology of micro-organisms, plants and animals will be taught early in your curriculum, explaining the genetic, molecular and chemical bases of life in preparation for deeper exploration with further specialisation in concurrent years. In your final year, such topics as animal biology and behaviour, food microbiology, plant biotechnology and the ethics of biological exploitation will be available to study. An area where these aspects of study culminate will be your Honours research project, one which you will prepare for over multiple years and will revolve around a specialist topic of your choosing.

Core to all teaching of this course is the applied nature of Biological Sciences, making use of the specialist resources available in the University’s Rosalind Franklin building – facilities for genetic, molecular and product analysis, as well as for growing cells including a separate fermentation suite, among others – to inform your practice in future careers. Positions secured in your sandwich placement year will serve this purpose further, with the full support of the University’s careers service and the School’s enthusiastic staff.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

With twenty years of experience teaching Biological Sciences, the University of Wolverhampton has received great acclaim in terms of student satisfaction, quality assurance and accreditation. This Royal Society of Biology-approved course is delivered by research and industry-experienced teaching staff, endowing you with their knowledge through lecturing and personalised tutoring. Teaching and studies will make use of the Rosalind Franklin Science Centre’s facilities, fully equipped for analysis – genetic, molecular and product – as well as practical cell growth among other activities.

Your degree upon graduation will reflect a valued set of skills for employment in scientific fields. Literacy, numeracy and subject knowledge will be taught by School of Sciences staff, making use of their educational and research experience, to equip you with the necessary abilities for your preferred careers. Ownership of a degree in a field with such prolific job prospects will benefit your progression, as well as opening a number of alternative career paths in teaching, management and marketing among other vocations.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2024-25
International Sandwich £13950 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £13950 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £14950 per year 2023-24
International Sandwich £14950 per year 2023-24
International Sandwich £15450 per year 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD to include a Science subject, preferably Biology
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM in Applied Science
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit, to include at least 18 credits in Science

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

“Staff were knowledgeable, as well as, accessible (not something I had experienced elsewhere) and there was a real sense that the whole school cared about the achievements of its students.”

“My overall experience has been brilliant. Lecturers were always so encouraging and enthusiastic from an Open Day to my final days at the University. Looking back all I can say is that on the first day of my course I would have never thought that I would come out with a First Class Degree. I cannot emphasise enough how helpful the staff were at the University, they were always so friendly and approachable which made my journey all the more enjoyable.”
“After underachieving during A-level studies, the University of Wolverhampton helped me accomplish more than I ever expected. Using the support of academic staff and the careers team, I was able to develop both my academic skills and career prospects. At all times, staff were friendly and easy to contact for help. Accordingly, I only have positive comments to make, and would recommend the Applied Biological Sciences course to all.”

Royal Society of Biology

"Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement of membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol)."

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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