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Main entry requirements
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Required subject: Biology, plus a Pass in the practical element At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.
AABBB including Biology
ABB-BBB including Biology
Distinction, Distinction in Applied Science plus grade B in A-level Biology. A Pass is required in the practical element of all Science A-levels taken At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.
5,5,5 at Higher Level including Higher Level Biology, with a minimum of 32 points overall.
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 offers89%
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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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Biology helps us to understand the world around us – the way that plants and animals interact, the way that different living things evolve and adapt and our own role in the wider natural world. Biology at Royal Holloway, University of London gives you a sound understanding of the structure, function, evolution and diversity of living organisms and the interactions between them. Our flexible Biology programme lets you tailor your studies to suit your specific interests in your second and third years, giving you the chance to study specialist courses from Practical Field Ecology to Human Physiology, Marine Microbiology to Seed Biology. This broad-based degree offers the opportunity to concentrate on either plants, animals or both. Study at our biodiverse campus, in reach of sites of special scientific interest including Windsor Great Park, Box Hill and Chobham Common. You’ll have access to our first-class facilities including proteomics and metabolomics facilities, marine and freshwater aquaria, plant and animal cell culture, glasshouses and an electrophysiology suite, with a recent £16 million investment providing specialist equipment for mass spectrometry, bioinformatics and protein and gene sequencing. Become a part of our renowned research culture in year 3, joining our expert academics in the laboratory as you complete your independent research project. The School of Biological Sciences was ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. You’ll gain invaluable lab experience from year 1 onwards, with lab, field and independent research helping to hone the skills you need to impress potential employers in fields from biotechnology to environmental monitoring and practical conservation Enjoy a flexible combination of lab, field and desk-based learning culminating in rewarding independent research. Take part in world-class research led by renowned academics, with 76% of our Biological Sciences research ranked world-leading and internationally excellent. Learn on a biodiverse campus in reach of sites of special scientific interest including Windsor Great Park, Box Hill and Chobham Common. Join a close-knit and supportive learning community with a high staff-to-student ratio Graduate with a Royal Society of Biology accredited degree.
Core modules Year 1: The Diversity of Life, Ecology - Animal Behaviour to Environmental Conservation, Living Systems, Cell Biology and Genetics Year 2: Invertebrate Biology - Structure, Behaviour and Evolution, Plant Life - From Genes to Environment, Biological Data Analysis and Interpretation, Applications of Molecular Genetics in Biology, Evolution Year 3: Individual Research Project, Biology of Parasitic Diseases, Climate Change - Plants and the Environment A range of optional modules is also available For further information please refer to the Degree Programme Library at https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/docs/dpl/home.aspx
Royal Holloway has one of the most beautiful campus settings in the UK - including the historic Founder's building at the centre of student life and modern academic and social facilities all within easy reach of London. Beyond the buildings there are acres of woodland and open spaces. Over 2,600 Royal Holloway students participate in 100 clubs and societies offered by the students' union.
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