Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: C100
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015 | 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

340-370

£9,000

88%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Biology
HIGH 86% MEDIUM 91% MEDIUM £17.2k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

AAB

Biology and Any Science subject.

AAABB

Biology and Any Science subject.

DDD

in a relevant subject area + A Level Biology grade A

DDD

Relevant subject area required + A Level Biology grade A

35

6 points from Biology and a second Science subject at higher level.

UCAS tariff points None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 340-370 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

88%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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Modules

Level 1: Evolution and biodiversity; form and function of organisms; study skills in biology; either genetics or molecular biology; two unrestricted modules. Level 2: 2 practical modules; 10 from field course and a wide range of lecture course modules. Level 3: project and dissertation; 8 from field course and wide range of lecture course modules.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
75%
11%
14%

Year 1

73%
21%
6%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

3% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

0% of students are part-time

Male / Female

61% of students are female

Achievement

73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

450 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Mathematics

52%

Most common grade was A (38%)

Chemistry

63%

Most common grade was B (42%)

Biology

97%

Most common grade was A (57%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score HIGH 86%

Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study MEDIUM 91%
Average graduate salary MEDIUM £17.2k

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

5%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Things are improving - slowly - for biology graduates, so don't get too worried about the unemployment stats above, as they are normally more encouraging. If you want a career in biology research – and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). If you think you only want to do a first degree for now, there are jobs for biologists in science and clinical labs and in the health, food and water industries. But you can actually get all sorts of jobs with a biology degree – last year’s biology graduates got jobs in sectors ranging from PR to accountancy.

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