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Imperial College London

Biotechnology with Spanish for Science

UCAS Code: J7R4

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Must include: A in Chemistry A in Biology, Physics or Mathematics General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer. Language Requirement: AS Level Spanish grade B A level Spanish grade C

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Must include: D3 in Chemistry D3 in Biology, Mathematics or Physics Language Requirement: M3 Spanish

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Must include: 6 in Chemistry at higher level 6 in Biology, Mathematics or Physics at higher level Language Requirement: 5 in Spanish (HL) or 6 in Spanish (SL)

UCAS Tariff

144

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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Biotechnology

Spanish language

**As well as your main Imperial degree (BSc), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS) on completion of this course.**Biotechnology creates a vital link between biology and technology. Our courses cover all aspects of the applied biochemistry and biotechnology industries, including commercialising technology, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property and patents, with lectures and case studies from business leaders and academics.This degree allows you to combine your training in biochemistry with study of the Spanish language. These classes, taught in Spanish by the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication, focus on the use and presentation of written and oral scientific and technical material in Spanish. You will also receive an introduction to the theory and practice of translation, alongside further studies in the history, politics, science and technology of Spanish-speaking countries.Our teaching is enriched by the Departments internationally leading research programme, so youll be learning at the very cutting edge of the subject. You will also benefit from access to our outstanding facilities, including for genomic and cell biology studies, tissue culture suites and the most modern microscopes.In the first two years you will cover core biotechnology modules alongside these classes, including biological chemistry, molecular biology, integrative cell biology and genes and genomics.You spend your third year studying in a Spanish-speaking university, where you will attend lectures and conduct a research project. In your final year you have increased freedom to follow your own interests by choosing from a wide range of optional modules and completing a research project or dissertation involving a significant element of biotechnology.Please note: **this course is not suitable for native or near-native Spanish speakers.**Normally only students who are on track for at least a 2:1 by the end of their second year, will be eligible to spend their third year abroad.The structure of the Department's courses means that transfer between different Biotechnology and Biochemistry degrees is usually possible up until the end of the second year. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£31,000
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£31,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Imperial College London

Department:

Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Technology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

43%
UK students
57%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A*
A

Spanish language

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After graduation


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Biotechnology

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.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
0%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
20%
Engineering professionals
16%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a new and emerging field of technology and not many people completed degrees in biotechnology last year — it’s more common as a Masters degree. Further study is common for graduates as research jobs usually require a postgraduate qualification. Those who do go straight into work typically go into a range of biology and lab jobs in several different industries, but a good grade can be particularly important for this qualification, so bear that in mind.

Languages, linguistics and classics

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.

92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Biotechnology

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

£30k

£30k

£35k

£35k

£41k

£41k

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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