What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Biology at grade B.
6 5 5 at higher level including Biology.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers87%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£4,030
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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Biological Sciences encompasses many aspects of the biosciences, from molecules to ecosystems and includes exploration of: biological diversity, systematics and conservation; cell and tissue structure, function and physiology; ecology and behaviour; form and function of microorganisms, protists, fungi, plants and animals; genetics and mechanisms and pathways of evolution.
Year 0: 2 modules each of chemistry; biology; and 2 further modules. Stage 1 (Year 1) includes in-depth study of all the major branches of the biological sciences; students have the opportunity to move to a more specialist option or vice versa on entry to Stage 2. Year 1: Biochemistry; genetics and molecular biology; micro-organisms; animal and plant diversity. Year 2: Students have a reasonable choice of module combinations, while retaining a breadth of study of living organisms at a number of different levels of organisation. The modules introduce a wide range of up-to-date biological techniques including: genetic manipulation; electron microscopy; physiological studies of living organisms; modern approaches to ecology and evolution. Year 3: 2-module research project; 4 taught modules in the following areas: biochemistry; environmental biology; plant science; marine biology; genetics; microbiology; molecular biology; zoology. Module combinations may be chosen either to allow a degree of specialisation, or to maintain a broad coverage. Field courses in Years 1 and 2. Instruction is through integrated lectures, practicals and tutorials; assessment by examinations and continuous assessment (c.25%).
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Male / Female
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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