Students are required to complete 124 credits of lectures, laboratory practical work, field trips, and a final research project, to graduate. One credit represents 10 lectures, with each lecture being 75 minutes in length. For each hour of class time, students are expected to complete 2.5 hours of self-study.
Students will enter in September of their first year, and will complete 5 semesters of taught courses, before a final research year. During the research year, students will undertake a year-long research project in one of our research labs. Students who have accumulated sufficient credits can apply for early graduation, completing in 3.5 years.
Below, you can see example timetables for the first 5 semesters. Each semester is split into three sessions, A, B and C. In the College of Biological Sciences, most courses run 1 time per week in sessions AB, or two times a week in session C. Many intensive courses run during Spring C, explaining the lower number of courses taken by students in Spring C.
Please note that the timetables listed below are actual timetables of current students, so there may be some repetition in the courses presented.