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HKBU-University of Lincoln (UoL) Double Degree Programme in Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Biology (HKBU) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Ecology and Conservation (UoL)

 

Two degrees in 4 years:

HKBU - BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology

UoL  - BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Conservation

 

This programme is jointly offered by the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the University of Lincoln, UK. In this “3+1” Double Degree programme, students studying in the Environmental Science concentration of the Applied Biology programme will study the first three years at HKBU to gain fundamental and advanced knowledge and skills in environmental science and management to address current and topical environmental and human health-related issues and problems, and study Year 4 at the University of Lincoln in its Ecology and Conservation programme. This will provide students with a firm grounding in the principles of ecology and conservation to address challenges pertaining to the conservation of biodiversity.

 

 

 

Eligibility

  • All students enrolled in Year 3 of Applied Biology programme (Environmental Science Concentration) except senior year entrants
  • cGPA ≥ 3.00 after semester 1 of Year 3

 

Tuition Fee

  • No additional fee in Year 4

 

Scholarship

Each student accepted to the programme will receive a scholarship of HK$20,000

 

Application

Application opens every July – August

 

Selection

Shortlisted students will be invited to a selection interview

Study Plan

 

 

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Year 2 (HKBU)

BIOL2005 Biological Chemistry

3

BIOL2015 Biodiversity

3

 

BIOL2006 Microbiology

3

BIOL2016 Biodiversity Lab

1

 

BIOL2007 Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL2017 Cell Biology

3

 

BIOL2045 Natural Resources and Environment 3 UCPN1005 The Art of Persuasion 2

 

UCHL10XX Health Lifestyle

2

GE Level 2 - Interdisciplinary Thematic Course 3

 

GE Level 1 - History and Civilization

3

Free Elective Courses 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

15

Semester Total

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Year 3 (HKBU)

BIOL3007 Ecology

 

3

 

BIOL3016 Environmental Health & Toxicology

3

 

BIOL3015 Ecology Lab

1

BIOL3027 Waste Treatment and Recycling

3

 

BIOL3077Urban Water Resources Management

3

BIOL4017 Environmental Biotechnology2

 

3

 

GE Level 2 - Interdisciplinary Thematic Course

3

Free Elective Courses

9

 

BIOL3085 Research Methods in Biological Sciences 1

 

 

 

Free Elective Courses

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

17

Semester Total

18

 

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Year 4 (UoL)

GY3003M Research Project

3

GEP3012M Environmental Management

3

 

ECL3005M Global Change Biology

3

ECL3002M Practical Skills in Conservation

4

 

BGY3011M Plant Animal Interactions

3

GY3003M Research Project

3

 

BGY2009M Evolution

2

ECL3003M Soil Biology

3

 

 

 

BGY3031M Overseas Fieldtrip

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

11

Semester Total

16

 

 

 

Students are required to take BIOL4017 Environmental Biotechnology (major core) in Year 3.

 

Major Elective Courses

BIOL2026 Genetics

BIOL2037 Introduction to Agricultural Sciences and Food Systems

BIOL3005 Animal Physiology

BIOL3017 Molecular Biology

BIOL3025 Plant Physiology

BIOL3057 Marine Biology

BIOL4015 Fermentation & Enzyme Technology

BIOL4067 Sustainable Urban Environment

CHEM4017 Environmental Analysis

CHEM3026 Chemical Analysis Laboratory

 

 

Transfer of Credits from UoL to HKBU

101 units will be completed in HKBU and the equivalent of 27 units will be transferred from UoL, thus total 128 units.

 

UoL Module

HKBU Course

HKBU

Component

Units

BGY3003M Research Project

BIOL4898 Applied Biology Project I

Major Core

3

GEP3012M Environmental Management

BIOL4016 Principles of Environmental Management

Major Core

3

ECL3002M Practical Skills in Conservation

BIOL4006 Environmental Science Lab I

Major Core

2

BIOL4045 Environmental Science Lab II

Major Core

2

GY3003M Research Project

BIOL4899 Applied Biology Project II

Major Elective

3

ECL3003M Soil Biology

BIOL3065 Soil Science and Fertility

Major Elective

3

BGY3031M Overseas Fieldtrip

GE Level 3 Capstone

GE Level 3

3

ECL3005M Global Change Biology

Free Elective

Free Elective

3

BGY3011MPlant Animal Interactions

Free Elective

Free Elective

3

BGY2009M Evolution

Free Elective

Free Elective

2

Total

27

 

 

 

 

 

Choi Pik Wai, Fiona, 2022-23 Gradaute

“I had an unforgettable and fruitful year when I was in the UK. In the beginning, I was worried about adapting to the UK as it was the first time I had left my comfort zone in Hong Kong. Fortunately, all of my flatmates were very friendly. The first time they met me, they didn't treat me as a foreigner and warmly welcomed me to join them. I cherished the time spent with them. We often cooked together and had little chats about our daily chores. We all got along well, and we are still keeping in touch now.

 

Another thing I'm very grateful for is that I met a group of friends from Hong Kong in Lincoln. We accompanied and supported each other. It's comforting to have a group of friends who speak the same mother tongue.

 

Regarding my study, I appreciate the learning style in the UK because it emphasises on fostering student’s creativity and self-motivation rather than providing rigid guidelines to be followed.

 

In conclusion, my time in the UK was fruitful and meaningful and gained a lot of useful skills.”