22nd January 2002

 

NEW COURSES FOR BUDDING SCIENTISTS

 

Have you ever wanted to be a scientist but didn’t want to spend all your time in a laboratory?

 

New courses on offer at the University of Lincoln could be just what you’re looking for - BSc (Hons) Applied Biology and BSc (Hons) Forestry and Applied Biology will run from September 2002.

 

Both courses will provide students with a thorough grounding in biological science with an emphasis on practical skills both in the laboratory and out in the field with regular field trips in the UK and overseas.

 

Specialist units will include microbiology, ecology, biochemistry, biomedical and medical studies, food and nutrition, human biology and psychology.

 

“The courses can lead to varied and exciting careers in the industry,” commented course leader Tony Cowell. “Applied Biology students often become researchers, field biologists and lab scientists.

 

“And there is also a wide variety of opportunities in jobs in the pharmaceutical, food, waste management, and biotechnological industries, while students studying the forestry combination can go into woodland, range and forest management.”

 

Students on both programmes will study in both the university’s state-of-the-art science centre at the Brayford campus and at Riseholme Park.

 

To find out more come along to the university’s open day on Saturday 26th January. For details view the university’s website www.lincoln.ac.uk or telephone 01522 882000. Those that cannot attend please contact Jenny Tweddle on 01400 275572.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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