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Life & Physical Sciences

The impact of science on human health and the environment makes front page news almost daily. From exploring the human genome to developing new treatments for cancer, to climate change, to diet and nutrition, our understanding of all aspects of science is developing rapidly prompting the need for qualified professionals.

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Teesside University is close to some of the most advanced pharmaceutical, biotechnological, chemical and food processing companies in the world, as well as major NHS trusts. By fostering close links with regional and national businesses, and involving employers and professionals in the development and delivery of our courses, we ensure that our students, in addition to gaining an in-depth knowledge of their subject, also develop the skills to apply it with confidence to real-world situations, thus substantially improving their employment prospects.

  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Animal Science and Welfare BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Biochemistry BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Chemistry BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Environmental Science BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Food and Nutrition BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Food Science and Engineering BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Geography* BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Geology* BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Health Sciences BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Human Biology BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship No Yes View course
  Linked Level 6 University award: BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Pre-Medical Science Cert HE Yes No View course
Pre-Veterinary Science Cert HE Yes No View course

Degree types explained

* Subject to University approval


Quality teaching

Our courses provide a high-level of academic education combined with development of a wide range of practical skills. This ensures you are able to apply your subject knowledge to real-world situations and substantially improve your employment prospects.

First-class facilities

You have access to specialised facilities, which include molecular biology, microbiology, food technology, hydroponics, anatomy, physiology and analytical chemistry laboratories. We have also developed a specialised tissue culture laboratory, a facility to research the ability of micro-organisms to clean polluted environments.

Guaranteed place

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Guaranteed Place Scheme (UK and EU students only)

If you have completed Level 3 qualifications (for example AS Levels, BTEC Nationals) and have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics, you may be eligible for a guaranteed place on a degree with a foundation year in your chosen subject whilst still working towards meeting the conditions required for a course with higher entry requirements.
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