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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

85%

Subjects
  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
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
BBB-ABB

Pass in the Practical element of A Level Biology and A Level Chemistry. Biology at grade B and Chemistry at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

Grades AB including Biology and Chemistry in any order

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
32

6,5,5 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

85%

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

Flexible degree structure; if you are undecided as to what degree you will finally take, our flexible course structure allows you to keep your options open. You can change your course within the organismal or molecular areas right up to the start of the second year, providing the degree you change to is not oversubscribed. Transferable skills; you learn a wide range of skills during the degree, which will serve you well whether you go into a career within or outside Biological Sciences. First-class facilities; we have state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, proteomics and metabolomics facilities, marine and freshwater aquaria, plant and animal cell culture, glasshouses, and an electrophysiology suite. We also have access to extensive areas of natural habitat for fieldwork and are close to sites of national scientific importance, such as Windsor Great Park, Box Hill and Chobham Common. Strong support network; an exceptionally friendly and welcoming environment. Because of our high staff-student ratio, we can offer teaching in small groups, even one-to-one when the need arises. Financial help; we offer Bioscience Entrance Scholarships for students of outstanding ability. These are worth up to £1,000 along with a guaranteed place in a hall of residence for all three years of your degree.

Modules

Year 1: cell biology and genetics; living systems: animal and plant physiology; principles of molecular bioscience; biochemistry. Years 2 and 3: pharmacology and toxicology; physical biochemistry for life scientists; bioenergetics; biosynthesis and metabolic regulation; protein structure and function.

Royal Holloway, University of London

Founders building

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

27%
73%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
68%
24%
8%

Year 1

71%
25%
4%

Year 2

60%
30%
10%

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

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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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 statistics refer to the prospects of graduates from a range of degrees including environmental health, counselling and occupational therapy, but the numbers of students taking these subjects (with the exception of occupational therapy) tend to be quite small. Job prospects overall, though, are better than average. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. The graduates of 2012 tended to get jobs in related areas - not surprisingly, occupational therapy being the most important job - but they also went into a whole range of other job sectors, too. Graduates from these courses can be pretty flexible.
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