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Kingston University

Biological Sciences

UCAS Code: C100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

A Levels to include Biology/Applied Biology at grade C or above; two science A-levels are desirable which include Maths, Physics, Psychology, Geography, Sociology, Statistics (others) However those doing A level Biology and A levels in non-science subjects will be considered. We also count Bioscience Extended Project towards your total UCAS points. General Studies not accepted

Can be considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications e.g. A2's in different subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points. Access Courses in Biology, Agriculture, Health and Health Sciences, Science, Medicine and Medical and Biosciences all accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

To include Biology at Higher Level grade 5 and another Science at Higher Level grade 5 with Standard Level grade 5 required in English Language and Maths.

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

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points with minimum of H3 in Biology or Human Biology and one other Science.

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

DM

Applied Science and Applied Biology accepted. Applicants should also hold A Level Biology with a minimum of a grade C.

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

DMM

Applied Biology, Applied Science, Biology, Medical Science, Life Science, Biomedical Science, Environmental Science accepted.

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points with a minimum of a grade C in Biology or Human Biology and one other Science.

UCAS Tariff

112

UCAS points from ideally 3 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Biological sciences

**Why Choose Kingston**
– This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Once you graduate, you’ll receive one year’s free membership, helping you to network and keep you up-to-date with developments in life sciences.
– Through option modules, you can tailor your degree to suit your interests and career goals.
– You can choose to take a four-year sandwich degree, with a year’s overseas study or an industrial placement to give you a career head start.

**About the Course**
On this accredited degree, you’ll receive extensive training in genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics and evolutionary biology. Your learning will reflect the latest developments in genomic technology, developments that offer unparalleled understanding of life on earth.
You’ll develop knowledge, techniques and practical skills, both for success on the course and to boost your employability for when you graduate.
In Year 3, you’ll work on a laboratory and/or fieldbased project, a data project or a systematic review. Your project work might take place in a laboratory or organisation outside the University."

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list:
Year 1:
LS4001 Genes, Cells and Tissues; LS4002 The Biochemical Foundations of Life; LS4003 Scientific and Laboratory Skills; LS4004 Human Physiology; LS4100 Accreditation Portfolio of Skills 1
Year 2:
Human Biology route -LS5002 Proteins and Metabolism; LS5004 Research Methods and Concepts in Evolutionary Biology; LS5014 Health and Exercise Physiology; LS5017; Sport and Exercise Psychology; LS5008 Infection and Immunity.
Medical Biology Route- LS5009 Pathobiology; LS5002 Proteins and Metabolism; LS5008 Infection and Immunity; LS5004 Research Methods and Concepts in Evolutionary Biology.
Genetics and Molecular Biology Route- LS5004 Research Methods and Concepts in Evolutionary Biology; LS5001 Molecular Biology of the Cell; LS5009 Pathobiology; LS5002 Proteins and Metabolism.
Year 3- Sandwich Year
Year 4:
Human Biology Route- LS6014 Project (Bioscience); LS6004 Brain and Behaviour; LS6008 Medical Parasitology; LS6010 Contemporary Issues in Food and Nutrition; LS6018 Extreme Environments and Ergogenic Aids.
Medical Biology Route- LS6014 Project (Bioscience); LS6002 Current Concepts in Biomolecular Science; LS6008 Medical Parasitology; LS6003 Chemotherapy of Infectious and Neoplastic Disease; LS6005 Clinical Chemistry and Haematology; LS6006Clinical Immunology and Medical Microbiology
Genetics and Molecular Biology- LS6014 Project (Bioscience); LS6002 Current Concepts in Biomolecular Science; LS6001 Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics; LS6004 Brain and Behaviour; LS6002 Current Concepts in Biomolecular Science

Assessment methods

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, small group workshops and practical classes.

Assessment methods: for most modules, end-of-module exams contribute 50 to 60 per cent towards the overall mark. Coursework methods include practical classes, essays, group exercises, poster presentations and reports.

In the Year 3 project, you can produce either a laboratory and/or field-based project, or a library-based dissertation. You may be able to undertake the project in a laboratory or organisation outside the University.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Applied and Human 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.

Biosciences

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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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

After graduation


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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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Science, engineering and production technicians
11%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. 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.

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