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Kingston University

Biological Sciences with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: C118

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

Entry requirements


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

PPP

UCAS Tariff

32-48

UCAS points from 2 A-levels subjects. General studies not accepted

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

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

Examples of Modules; Year 0 - Foundation Year; Year 1 (common to all streams) - Genes, Cells and Tissues; The Biochemical Foundations of Life; Scientific and Laboratory Skills; Human Physiology; Year 2: stream-specific modules - Environmental Biology modules; Human Biology modules; Medical Biology modules; Genetics and Molecular Biology modules; Year 3 - Optional sandwich year; Year 4: stream-specific modules - Environmental Biology modules; Human Biology modules; Medical Biology modules; Genetics and Molecular Biology modules

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston College

Department:

Department of Applied and Human Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biosciences

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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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