University of Sheffield

Biology

UCAS Code: C100
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015
Ucas points guide

340-370

% applicants receiving offers

88%

Subjects
  • Biology
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
91% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.2k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Biology and Any Science subject.

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Biology and Any Science subject.

Scottish Advanced Highers
B

Biology.

BTEC Diploma
DDD

in a relevant subject area + A Level Biology grade A

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

DD in Applied Science with Distinctions in all science units plus grade A in A Level Biology or a second science.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

Relevant subject area required + A Level Biology grade A

International Baccalaureate
35

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

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

% applicants receiving offers

88%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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

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 £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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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

Unfortunately we don't have any UCAS course information to display.

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.

University of Sheffield

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.

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

63%
26%
11%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

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

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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 98%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

59%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
Male / Female
61% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
450 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 91% MED
Average graduate salary £17.2k MED
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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