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Oxford Brookes University

Biological Sciences

UCAS Code: C900
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • Others in Biological Sciences
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

At least one Science at Higher Level, plus 4 points in Maths at Higher or Standard Level and 4 points in English at Higher or Standard Level

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

90%

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

£9,250

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

Our degree course in Biological Sciences will give you an understanding of the main principles, theories and concepts underlying modern human biosciences and their applications in different situations. The degree is broad based, combining cell, molecular and human biology and physiology plus clinical modules to give you the opportunity to develop your interests in the human biosciences as you progress through the course. Oxford Brookes has an international reputation for outstanding research in the biological and biomedical sciences, and the Oxford area is an increasingly important centre for the bioscience industry.

Modules

Year 1: Biology of Cells (double); Chemistry of Cells (double); Exercise Physiology and Nutrition (double); Human Structure and Function (double); Skills for Life Scientists (double). Year 2 and final year: Advanced Topics in Cell Biology; Biochemistry of Cell Function (double); Cellular Pathology; Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology (double); Clinical Physiology; Enterprise Skills for Life Scientists; Evidence Based Medicine and Diagnostics; Haematology and Immunology; Independent Study in Life Sciences; Infection, Immunity and Immunology; Integrated Physiology (double); Medical Physiology; Microbiology; Molecular Biology and Genetics (double); Molecular Biology of Cancer; Molecular Medicine; Project (double); Research Methods for Life Scientists; Science and Humanity; Special Study in Life Sciences; Work Experience.

Oxford Brookes University

Undergraduate Centre

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK's leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. Away from your studies, Oxford Brookes Students' Union has an agreement with the people behind O2 Academy venues to provide exclusive student entertainment in Oxford.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
38%
62%

Year 1

45%
55%

Year 2

43%
57%

Year 3

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 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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
52% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
0
2:1 or above
N/A
Drop-out rate
19% 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 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
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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