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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Biology
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

104 UCAS Tariff points including grade C in Biology

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma to include relevant BTEC modules and one A-level or equivalent qualification

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Including relevant Biology modules

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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


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


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

This flexible course enables you to sample different subject areas before selecting your field of interest. It is therefore ideal if you have a passion for Biological Sciences, but are unsure of which area of study to specialise in. This course gives a sound grounding in biology. It will enable you to specialise in your chosen field of interest for the remainder of the course. After a common first term of study you can choose one of the following pathways and tailor your degree accordingly: Biomedical Sciences Biochemistry and Microbiology Environmental Biology Physiology and Pharmacology. All pathways include a considerable amount of practical work, to develop the skills that bioscience employers value. There is regular field work including two residential field trips on the Environmental Biology pathway, whilst on other pathways you’ll spend time in our professional, high-tech ‘superlab’ facility. • • • Why study Biological Sciences at Nottingham Trent University? • • • • We've got satisfied students. We are in the top three Universities in the UK for student satisfaction in Biology and 98% of our students would recommend studying here. • We have inspiring learning environments. You'll learn in some of the best teaching laboratories in the UK. • We provide innovative accredited courses. Our environmental biology pathway is accredited by the Chartered Institutes of Ecology and Environmental Management. • We’re delivering research with impact – Bioscience staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas. NTU has recently been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research – the highest award achievable. • We’re one of the top universities for offering placements. Our courses offer placement opportunities in the UK or abroad, giving you real-life experience employers are looking for, recent placements include NHS, Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation (Greece) and AstraZeneca. • We’ve got an excellent employability record. Over 94% of NTU graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.


Nottingham Trent University

Students on campus Nottingham Trent University

We have earned a reputation for outstanding graduate employability, excellent teaching standards, impressive student services, and a diverse but close-knit student community. Our main city site is ideally located in Nottingham's cosmopolitan centre. We can offer you excellent nightlife, a city bursting with culture, a lively students' union and reliable support throughout your studies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
62% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
25% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
364 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession was tough on biology graduates, and although the jobs market has improved for them - a lot - it's still not back to where it was a few years ago. 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). A lot of graduates also take 1 year Masters courses to specialise in this wide and deep subject - most students take a standard biology course for their first degree and then specialise in subjects like ecology, conservation or marine biology later. Hospitals, universities, biotech firms, zoos and nature reserves and clinical and scientific testing are common industries of employment for biology graduates.
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