Integrated Science

BSc (Hons)
Entry 2017: CCC / 96 UCAS points
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: CFG0
Placement: Placement year not available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Life Sciences
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Overview

Science and Engineering are fundamental to the economic and social prosperity of the UK and seek to capitalise on scientific knowledge acquired to develop commercial products.

Industry requires graduates with a broad mix of skills in science, technology, engineering, IT and maths, and also those who possess high-level skills in interpretation of knowledge and analytical thinking.

The BSc Integrated Science course develops these skill sets.

Our vision is a professional training which can transfer to different sites of application and which also addresses the gap between employer expectation and graduate training.

Also available as a four-year course with a placement year in industry.

Why Bradford?

The Faculties of Life Sciences and of Engineering and Informatics have an excellent record of providing courses that are practical and relevant to the needs of today’s society. This course will combine skills in chemistry, engineering, technology and information technology.

An optional placement year can be taken prior to the final year in the science, engineering or technology sectors.

The first year focuses on the fundamental chemical, engineering and IT building blocks required for sound understanding.

The second year has a diverse range of study direction options, allowing students to focus on two particular aspects.

The final year encompasses several study options which creates specialism and is focused on preparing students for careers and employment.

This degree intertwines IT, science and technology in order to equip you with knowledge of the subjects and the skills for their application.

In parallel to technical skills, you will also develop an understanding of the commercial and regulatory areas of this industry.

Rankings

Entry requirements

Typical offer: CCC / 96 UCAS points

New UCAS tariff

We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.

The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.

All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.

Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new tab).

A levels:

Must include either Applied Science, Chemistry or Physics.

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

BTEC Extended Diploma:

MMM in Applied Science.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Meet UCAS tariff of 96. Science subject required.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English, Mathematics and two Sciences at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

 

Modules

Module name Type
Year 1
Fundamentals of Materialscore
Interpreting Sciencecore
Introductory Chemical Conceptscore
Science in a Changing Worldcore
Software Development 1 core
Technology Mathematicscore
Year 2
Enterprise and Commercial Awareness for Scientistscore
Essentials of Chemical Structure, Bonding and Reactivitycore
Integrated Science Enterprise Group Projectcore
Data Structures and Algorithmsoption
Digital Prototyping and Communicationoption
Information Systems Analysis and Designoption
Laboratory Practice for Integrated Science 2option
Laboratory Scienceoption
Practical Electronicsoption
Year 3
Entrepreneurial Creativity for Scientistscore
Integrated Science Research Projectcore
Blue Sky Briefoption
Database Systemsoption
Ecological Management and Nature Conservationoption
Electron Microscopyoption
Environmental Monitoringoption
Information Engineeringoption
Light Isotope Analysisoption
Mass Spectrometryoption
Mobile Robotics and Wireless Sensorsoption
Principles of Analytical Scienceoption
Separation Scienceoption
Thermal Analysisoption
Vibrational Spectroscopyoption
X-Ray Diffractionoption

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Employment statistics

100% of our 2015 graduates in Integrated Science found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Career prospects

This programme enables you to gain a background into a wide range of areas and is particularly suited to those who wish to pursue a career in the IT, technology, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, and education.

Opportunities for qualified scientists exist in analytical laboratories, academia and research institutes.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2015 Integrated Science graduates was £30,000.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2017/18:

  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • International: £16,970

* Home/EU fees will be subject to an annual increase, set in line with government policy. A percentage of any additional higher fee income will be used to support student opportunity through increased expenditure on access, student success and progression activities.

See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

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This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.