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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

Studying Biological Science

Learning from the cutting edge

You’ll benefit from our modern research and analytical laboratory facilities in our cutting-edge Hatchcroft Building and have the chance to take a field trip to see wildlife on Lundy Island.

  • Learn advanced skills for your career

    You’ll develop a range of skills and techniques which are used at the forefront of the scientific research industry, working practically in small groups so you can maximise your hands-on experience.

    We’ll use this experience to expand your understanding of laboratory protocols, key concepts and recording and analysing data.

    When you start working in your chosen career – you'll do so with all the skills and self-confidence you need. You’ll be supported by your tutors as you work in groups and in one-to-ones that will focus on your personal needs.

    As well as our state of the art campus facilities, you’ll be able to access virtual labs and LearnSmart for instant feedback.

  • We're back on campus for teaching

    Your timetable will be built around teaching time using our facilities on campus with online sessions for some activities where being virtual adds value. That means it’s not going to be like 2020 over again. We've combined the best of our pre-pandemic teaching with what's worked best for students while they've been learning at home.

    We’ve planned your learning so it has most benefit for you:

    • On campus, we’ll have smaller sized laboratories so that you can learn individually and enhance your own skills and understanding. We’ll supplement this with a wide range of virtual laboratories you can access from home

    • You’ll have remote access to our sophisticated software so you can use Middlesex University software from home

    • We’re making sure that we continue to offer enhanced personal tutoring that encompasses a focus on your mental health, as well as on your success.

Teaching at the forefront of industry and research

Our excellent relationships with local NHS Trusts ensure you have access to placements in some of London’s most prestigious healthcare institution s. This gives you the opportunity to learn as you work; giving you insight into the industry, as well as the current techniques used, taught by skilled and experienced staff.

Our lecturers are experts in their fields – active researchers and practitioners who teach leading techniques from the front line of clinical practice, and we embed that research into our modules as much as possible.

This gives you the chance to be involved in research and keeps you completely up to date, so you go into work with the most current knowledge and skills.

We aim to ensure that everything we teach is on the cutting-edge – we’ll challenge you to level up your skills every year so that you can not only reach your full potential, but you’ll also be confident in pushing yourself after you graduate.

Evolving our teaching in the pandemic

We're designing our approach to teaching and learning for 2021 using student and staff feedback from the past year and evidence of what helped students learn best. This means we can incorporate some of the most successful innovations and new practices and make the most of your study time on campus and online.

Our current students have found our virtual approach to be incredibly useful to their studies – allowing them to revisit lectures in their own time, if necessary. Conducting experiments in their local areas has yielded a greater variety of results than when we’ve all been together on campus, giving our students more to discuss and explore.

We’ll be continuing to offer some virtual teaching going forward, to help you fit your studies around your life and revisit anything you need to. We are also looking at how to continue to provide experiments that provide a breadth of results, as we’ve seen the benefit of that to our current students.

Our team has risen to the occasion over the past year – supporting not only students, but research into the pandemic. Our graduates have been working on the front line, supporting the NHS through the crisis. We’re proud of the work we have done within our community and we are taking what we have learnt forward, to continue to offer you the best education and preparation possible.

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