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Canterbury Christ Church University

Biosciences and Business Studies

UCAS Code: CNC1
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Biology
  • Business studies
Student score
79% MED
77% MED
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
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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

£6,165

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

Our selection of Combined Honours courses, one of the most extensive in the United Kingdom, enables you to diversify your learning and employability skills. Study for a degree that combines two different subjects; beneficial to those who have particular cross-discipline interests or those who are not yet sure what they want to specialise in. Visit our website to find out more about Combined Honours courses and what benefits they can offer you.

Modules

Biosciences Year 1: Combined honours core modules: Core science; variety of life. Year 2: Optional modules: Molecular biology; chemistry for the life sciences; reproduction and development; anatomy and physiology; animal care and behaviour. Year 3: Combined honours core modules: Pests, parasites and pathogens; introduction to bioinformatics. Optional modules: Bioinformatics 2; plant responses to the environment; practical ecology (option for majors only); animal health and welfare; aspects of pollution; radiobiology; individual study. Business studies Year 1: Combined honours core modules: People management in the twenty-first century; contemporary business issues; financial accounting for business. Year 2: Combined honours core modules: Management and leadership; project management. Optional modules choose two from: Accounting for Business; E-Business; developing sustainable enterprise; human resource management; research methods; retail marketing; work based learning. Year 3: Combined honours core modules: Strategic management; financial management. Optional modules choose two from: Business ethics; individual study; knowledge management; marketing: culture and communication; public relations; retail strategy; service management; dissertation (40 credits).

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Cathedral

We're a non-traditional university with an open and welcoming environment - everyone feels at home in our historic settings. Canterbury, our main campus, is a World Heritage Site and one of the safest university cities in England and Wales. As well as a wide range of exciting courses, there is loads to see and do outside of your studies, with London and even France easily accessible for a day trip. Canterbury: think history, great teaching and an unrivalled student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

28%
72%

Year 3

25%
75%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
15%
85%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

20%
72%
8%

Year 3

42%
50%
8%

Year 4

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

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 88%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
234 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
20% 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 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

4%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

21%

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 86%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
266 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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