Biological Sciences with Management BSc
  • Undergraduate
  • BSc

Biological Sciences with Management (3 years)

Build your understanding of biology and develop your management potential with a year at the Imperial College Business School.

  • Undergraduate
  • BSc

Biological Sciences with Management - 4 years

Build your understanding of biology and develop your management potential with a year at the Imperial College Business School.

Build your understanding of the fundamentals of biology and develop the key scientific skills needed for advanced study

Develop your management potential with a year spent at the Imperial College Business School

Learn how to solve complex real-world problems using a range of laboratory, computational and field techniques

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • BSc

  • Duration

    3 years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    Apply to C100

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    8 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • AAA (A-level)

  • 38 points (International Baccalaureate)

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  • Qualification

    • BSc

  • Duration

    4 years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    Apply to C100

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    8 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • AAA (A-level)

  • 38 points (International Baccalaureate)

View full entry requirements

Study option:

Course overview

Further your understanding of the biological sciences on this three-year course, which includes a final year spent with the Imperial College Business School. 

During your first two years, you'll explore the behaviour of living systems from the level of cells up to whole organisms and ecosystems.

Your studies will be complemented by a dedicated Life Science Skills programme where you'll receive training in quantitative skills, programming, statistics, and scientific writing and presentation.

The second year offers you the chance to specialise across a series of optional modules in areas including ecology, environmental science and biodiversity.

Through laboratory, computational and field work, you'll acquire the skills to design, carry out and analyse data from biological experiments.

You'll also benefit from access to a thriving research environment, with teaching delivered by world leaders in the field.

Your final year will be spent with the Imperial College Business School, with the emphasis on preparing you for leadership roles.

This year will help you develop expertise in accounting, entrepreneurship and marketing as you build your appreciation of the management culture of business organisations. 

Subject to university approval.

Further your understanding of biological sciences on this four-year course, which includes a final year spent with the Imperial College Business School. 

You'll explore the behaviour of living systems from the level of cells up to whole organisms and ecosystems.

Your studies will be complemented by a dedicated Life Science Skills programme where you'll receive training in quantitative skills, programming, statistics, and scientific writing and presentation.

The second year offers you the chance to specialise across a series of optional modules, in areas including ecology, environmental science and biodiversity.

An extended research project is a key focus of your third year, providing you with an opportunity to apply scientific methods to real-world life science problems.

Through laboratory, computational and field work you'll also acquire the skills to design, carry out and analyse data from biological experiments.

Your final year will be spent with the Imperial College Business School, with an emphasis on preparing you for leadership roles.

This year will help you develop expertise in accounting, entrepreneurship and marketing as you build your appreciation of the management culture of business organisations.

Subject to university approval.

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Structure

This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll study all core modules.

 

Core modules

  • Biological Chemistry and Microbiology 
  • Evolution and Diversity
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Ecology and Evolution

You’ll study all core modules.

You’ll also choose one optional module.

 

Core modules

  • Applied Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Bioinformatics, Statistics and Programming (BS)
  • Tutored Dissertation
  • I-Explore

Optional modules

Group A 

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Essentials of Ecology

Group B

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Immunology
  • Behavioural Ecology

Group C

  • Vertebrate Form and Evolution
  • Ecological Field Skills
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Computational ‘Omics


I-Explore
Through I-Explore, you'll have the chance to deepen your knowledge in a brand new subject area, chosen from a huge range of for-credit modules.

All of our undergraduate courses include one module from I-Explore's wide selection. The module you choose will be fully integrated into your course's curriculum and count as credit towards your degree.

You'll spend this year with the Imperial College Business School and study these modules.

Core modules

  • Research Methods and Practice
  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Global Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Sustainable Business 

 

Additional modules

These modules are compulsory, but do not count towards your final degree classification.

  • Accounting Primer
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Pre-Programme Maths
  • Study Skills

You’ll study all core modules.

 

Core modules

  • Biological Chemistry and Microbiology 
  • Evolution and Diversity
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Ecology and Evolution

You’ll study all core modules.

You’ll also choose three optional modules, one from each of Groups A, B and C.

 


 

Core modules

  • Applied Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Bioinformatics, Statistics and Programming (BS)
  • Tutored Dissertation
  • I-Explore

 

Optional modules

Group A 

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Essentials of Ecology

 

Group B

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Immunology
  • Behavioural Ecology

 

Group C

  • Vertebrate Form and Evolution
  • Ecological Field Skills
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Computational ‘Omics


I-Explore
Through I-Explore, you'll have the chance to deepen your knowledge in a brand new subject area, chosen from a huge range of for-credit modules.

All of our undergraduate courses include one module from I-Explore's wide selection. The module you choose will be fully integrated into your course's curriculum and count as credit towards your degree.

You'll study three optional modules, one from each of Groups A, B and C.

You'll also select a research project option from Group D.

 

Optional modules

Group A

  • Stem Cells, Regeneration & Ageing
  • Metabolic & Network Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Plant Biotechnology & Development
  • Current Topics in Development Biology
  • African Biology Field Course
  • Evolutionary Applications

 

Group B

  • Advanced Bacterial & Eukaryotic Cell Biology
  • Integrative Systems Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Parasitology & Vector Biology
  • Symbiosis, Plant Immunity and Disease
  • Advanced Topics in Infection & Immunity 
  • Biodiversity & Conservation Biology
  • Disease Ecology and Epidemiology 

 

Group C

  • The Microbiome
  • Molecular Basis of Bacterial Infection
  • Bioinformatics
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain in Health & Disease
  • Biodiversity Genomics
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Global Change Biology

 

Group D

  • Practical Research Project (Lab, Computational, Field) or
  • Science Communication plus Literature Research Project (Research Proposal)

You'll spend this year with the Imperial College Business School and study these modules.

Core modules

  • Research Methods and Practice
  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Global Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Sustainable Business 

 

Additional modules

These modules are compulsory, but do not count towards your final degree classification.

  • Accounting Primer
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Pre-Programme Maths
  • Study Skills

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Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning

Key

  • Lectures, laboratory work and seminars
  • Independent study

Years 1 and 2

  • 30% Lectures, laboratory work and seminars
  • 70% Independent study

Teaching and learning methods

  • Laboratory
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • Person giving seminar
    Seminars
  • ID badge for site visit or facility tour
    Site visits
  • A group of people interacting
    Group project
  • Individual research project
    Research project

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Examination
  • Coursework

Year 1

  • 60% Examination
  • 40% Coursework

Year 2

  • 48% Examination
  • 52% Coursework

Year 3

  • 60% Examination
  • 40% Coursework

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • Essays
  • Individual research
  • Laboratory write-ups
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations

Balance of teaching and learning

Key

  • Lectures, laboratory work and seminars
  • Independent study

Years 1 and 2

  • 30% Lectures, laboratory work and seminars
  • 70% Independent study

Teaching and learning methods

  • Laboratory
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • Person giving seminar
    Seminars
  • ID badge for site visit or facility tour
    Site visits
  • A group of people interacting
    Group project
  • Individual research project
    Research project

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Examination
  • Coursework

Year 1

  • 60% Examination
  • 40% Coursework

Year 2

  • 48% Examination
  • 52% Coursework

Year 3

  • 56% Examination
  • 44% Coursework

Year 4

  • 60% Examination
  • 40% Coursework

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • Essays
  • Individual research
  • Laboratory write-ups
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations

Study option:

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

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How to apply

Apply via UCAS

When applications open, you will be able to start your application via UCAS Hub. There you can add this course as one of your choices and track your application.

Applications open on 14 May 2024

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Applications open on 14 May 2024

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Tuition fees

Home fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Home fee for 2024–25 was £9,250 per year

Overseas fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Overseas fee for 2024–25 was £41,650 per year

How will studying at Imperial help my career?

Acorns and oak leaves

Develop the essential core knowledge and skills for a life sciences career.

Test tubes

You’ll be highly sought after for roles in the pharmaceuticals industry, biotechnology, biomedical science, food technology and agrisciences.

Hand holding a branch of three leaves

Pest, disease and environmental management is another potential career path open to you.

Microscope

Previous graduates have also advanced to roles with laboratories involved in medical research and public health, as well as the education sector and the media.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

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