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Introduction to Bioscience

Examine the functions of living organisms, magnified and up close. Identify and classify plants and animals.

Apply what you've learnt about biology, chemistry and the scientific process towards a role in research, academics or production. Consider specialising in fields that are making headlines, like genetics and molecular biology.

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Why study bioscience online?

Choosing to study online means that you can fit learning about bioscience in around current commitments, no matter where you are.

Bioscience highlights

  • Get an understanding of physiology.
  • Explore plants and animals on a cellular level.
  • Engage with contemporary issues like sustainability and genetic engineering.

Bioscience specialisations

  • Model climate and ecological change.
  • Explore ethical implications of biological change.
  • Use data to explore hypotheses.
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