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Harper Adams University

Applied Biology with Biotechnology

UCAS Code: AB03

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Biology is preferred but not mandatory, please contact us for further information

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

A Science based Access course would be preferred

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3

Biology is preferred but not mandatory, please contact us for further information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B

Biology is preferred but not mandatory, please contact us for further information

UCAS Tariff

104-120

From 3 A2 Levels. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted for entry.

We accept the Welsh Baccalaureate as equivalent to a full A level. For further information please contact the Admissions team.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Applied biology

Agricultural sciences

Choose Applied Biology. Choose a hands-on science degree that lets you make your mark.

From solving real world environmental problems to developing food, animal and human medicines, applied biology is one the broadest sciences you can study, leading to the widest choice of careers. On our farm, in our laboratories and on placement, you’ll study the molecular, cellular and whole organism activities of micro-organisms, plants and animals. And you’ll graduate with the in-depth knowledge and practical skills for a rewarding career in, for instance, research and development, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, food or environmental science.

Applied biology will suit students who enjoy:

Getting stuck in to science in the field and the lab
Being creative and curious
Thinking independently
Solving problems and being analytical
And who are interested in:

Science that relates to the real world
Living organisms
Biological theories and practices
Use of cutting edge biotechnologies to address current and future world problems

Modules

•Academic Skills Development
•Fundamentals of Physiology
•Plant Physiology and Microbiology
•Introduction to Ecology
•Animal Production Systems
•Crop Production Systems
•Biological Molecules and Genetics
•Introduction to the Natural Environment

Assessment methods

There will be summative assessed course work throughout the programme, and you will receive written feedback on all course work to help you improve. End-of-module assessments will take place in May/June of each academic year. Course work may be reports, presentations or portfolios, produced individually or in a team.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Harper Adams University

Department:

Crop and Environmental Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Applied biology

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Agriculture, food and related studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Agriculture, food and related studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Animal care and control services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Very few students study this subject, so there isn’t a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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Agricultural sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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