Sidebar    Second Major in Life Sciences

Host Department: Biological Sciences

The Second Major in Life Sciences allows students to get an in-depth knowledge in modern Life Sciences to complement their primary disciplines. Core skills in the Life Sciences will be developed through emphasis on fundamental concepts and principles, laboratory competence and research techniques.

To be awarded a Second Major in Life Sciences, candidates must satisfy the following:

Module Level Second Major Requirements Cumulative Major MCs
(16 MCs)

LSM1102      Molecular Genetics

LSM1105      Evolutionary Biology

LSM1106      Molecular Cell Biology

CM1401        Chemistry for Life Sciences* OR

ST1232          Statistics for Life Sciences

*If a precluding module to CM1401 (i.e. CM1121 or CM1501) is passed, the precluding module is accepted to be fulfilling the Second Major in Life Sciences in lieu of CM1401.

(16 MCs)

LSM2191      Laboratory Techniques in Life Sciences

Three LSM22xx modules (except LSM2288 and LSM2289)







(16 MCs)
Pass four LSM32xx elective modules (except LSM3289), of which up to two (up to 8MC) may be LSM42xx (except LSM4299) and/or LSM-recognised elective modules. 48

This second major is not awarded with a primary major in Life Sciences and minor in Life Sciences.