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Imperial College London

Biological Sciences with German for Science

UCAS Code: C1R2
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Biology
  • German studies
Student score
75% LOW
Not Available
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£23.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Biology at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

German at grade B.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Biology at grade A.(Chemistry at grade A or Mathematics at grade A or Physics at grade A).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
38

Grade 6 in Biology and grade 6 in Chemistry or Mathematics required at Higher level. Grade 5 in English at the Standard level and 6 in relevant language at Standard Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

Not available

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: Biological chemistry and cellular metabolism; cell biology; biology of organisms; ecology, behaviour and evolution. Year 2: Applied molecular biology; computing; statistics; humanities option; animal and plant physiology or bacterial physiology; immunology or ecology; virology or resource management; parasitism and other life strategies, or mycology and plant pathology, or genetics; marine ecology field course or tutored dissertation. Year 3: Conservation and biodiversity summer field course or marine microbiology field course plus 3 options from a wide range of courses, or 4 options; research project.

Imperial College London

The South Kensington campus by night

Fittingly positioned on Exhibition Road London's historical central hub of Science, Technology and Culture Imperial College London is consistently ranked in the top ten of world universities. You will find all 15,000 students share a 'work hard, play hard' attitude. There are 320 different clubs and societies and Imperial graduates have one of the highest average starting salaries in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
69%
12%
19%

Year 1

57%
35%
8%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

44%
42%
14%

Year 4

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 81%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

41%

Feedback on work has been prompt

43%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

58%

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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
39% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
549 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 £23.5k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

5%

Graduates who are teaching and educational 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 Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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
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Not Available
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
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Typical Ucas points
549 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
N/A
Drop-out rate
Not Available
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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from German courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. The unemployment rates last year was lower than graduates in general. About one in six graduates got jobs in the EU – mostly as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. The German economy is faring rather better than ours at the moment, so there may be other opportunities for ambitious graduates over there. But more graduates went to work in London, and those who want to stay at home to work find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must, particularly in education, translation, finance and advertising. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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