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Robert Gordon University

Applied Bioscience

UCAS Code: C9B9

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

to include Biology or Chemistry plus one further science. Chemistry, English and Maths must be at GCSE grade 6/B if not held at Higher

May be considered

HNC (BTEC)

P

in a relevant subject

HND (BTEC)

P

in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

to include HL Biology or Chemistry plus one further science. SL English and Maths must be achieved at grade 4 if not held at HL

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

H3,H3,H3,H3

to include Biology or Chemistry plus one further science. Chemistry, English and Maths must be at Ordinary grade O2 if not held at Higher

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

MMM

In a relevant subject

accepted

Scottish HNC

Pass

in a relevant subject and for entry to year 2

Scottish HND

Pass

in a relevant subject - can only offer year 2 entry in 2019

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C

to include Biology or Chemistry plus one further science. Chemistry, English and Maths must be at National 5 grade B if not held at Higher

UCAS Tariff

96

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Biological sciences

This course will provide you with the knowledge and laboratory-based skills that are essential in both the field of Bioscience and Biomedical Science. The key benefit of studying this combination of subjects is that you will be suitably qualified to enter a range of professions.

The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences laboratories are very well equipped and emphasis is placed on practical ‘hands on' experience, particularly in laboratory work. Our bioanalytical, tissue culture and microscopy facilities have all been recently upgraded, supporting the enhancement of your technical skills and your future employability.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£6,750
per year
England
£6,750
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£13,670
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Robert Gordon University

Department:

School of Pharmacy and Life 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

Sorry, no information to show

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?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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
94%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Science, engineering and production technicians
22%
Natural and social science professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations
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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