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Bath Spa University

Biology and Creative Writing

UCAS Code: WC91
BA/BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Biology
  • Imaginative writing
Student score
83% MED
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
94% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£15.6k LOW
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

English or related subject at grade B, and one Science. Applicants without Grade B in English Literature or similar subject who demonstrate a strong interest in creative writing may be invited to submit a piece of their own creative writing as part of the selection process. (English at grade B or English - Language & Literature at grade B or English Language at grade B or English Literature at grade B or Creative Writing at grade B) and (Biology at grade C or Science at grade C).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
27

A minimum of 27 points are required from applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in creative writing. You may be invited to submit a piece of your own creative writing as part of the selection process.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

Not Available

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

Modules

Year 1: Biology: the living world; biodiversity and conservation; human biology. Year 2: Biology: the science of life; biological research skills; biological psychology; ecology; environmental management; health and human environments; nutritional science; wildlife conservation; work experience. Year 3: Biology dissertation; abnormal psychology; animal behaviour; biodiversity assessment; environmental consultancy; evolutionary psychology; investigations in human biology; marine biology; neuropsychology; nutrition and exercise science; plants and people.

Bath Spa University

The campus in the summer

Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 90%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

87%

Feedback on work has been prompt

95%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
262 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15.6k LOW
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

5%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

5%

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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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 78%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

70%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
322 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 94% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are media professionals

6%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject - which includes creative writing and scriptwriting courses - so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side. This should get better as the economy improves. Graduates often go into careers as authors and writers and are also found in other roles where the ability to write well is prized, such as journalism and advertising. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' - having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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