This International Year One course leads to the second year of a degree at the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds.
See entry requirements.
Semester 1: 07/01/2019 - 12/04/2019
Semester 2: 29/04/2019 - 02/08/2019
This module provides you with thorough English language training and related academic skills which enable you to achieve your academic potential at university. During this module, you will develop skills in academic writing and reading strategies, delivering presentations, and listening to recordings of lectures.
This module will help you develop confidence to use written and spoken language in academic contexts. You will learn these skills alongside a range of subject specific modules.
You will gain a comprehensive understanding in the molecular basis of life from the atomic scale up to cells and tissues.
You will develop a basic knowledge of microbial life and the techniques used to study microorganisms. You will also learn about the interactions between microbes and other life forms.
You will receive an introduction to genetics with emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms.
This module will give you an introduction to the central nervous system and the biology of the mind. You will investigate the development, evolution and structure of neurons and the process of synaptic transmission.
You will be introduced to the field of pharmacology including the principles of how drugs can produce both beneficial and harmful effects on the human body.
You will learn about different cell types, human tissues, major organs, body systems and disease.
Labs 1 and Labs 2 will provide you with practical laboratory sessions to deepen your understanding of your Core Modules.
After you successfully complete the International Year One, you will be ready to start your degree at the University of Leeds.
For entry to the Faculty of Biological Sciences International Year One, Leeds will be accepting AES score of 65% overall required (with no individual course less than 40%) in lieu of exit-IELTS.
Please note that degree and grades listed above are subject to change.