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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
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 offers81%
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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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It’s hard not to marvel at the diversity of the natural world. From the smallest insect to the largest mammal, Zoology at Royal Holloway, University of London explores how each and every creature has a role to play in the ecology of our planet. The programme examines animal evolution, physiology and diversity, developing your understanding of how animals behave, how they function and how they interact with their environments. A combination of field and lab-based learning lets you make the most of our state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, proteomics and metabolomics facilities, while our marine and freshwater aquaria, glasshouses and plant and animal cell culture facilities mean you can study a diverse range of animal specimens. Nearby sites of national scientific importance including Windsor Great Park, Box Hill and Chobham Common give you access to biodiverse habitats ideal for fieldwork, while a flexible programme structure lets you choose from a range of courses to personalise your learning experience in years 2 and 3. The Royal Holloway School of Biological Sciences was ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, and you’ll become a part of this renowned research culture as you complete your third year research project. Zoology students join a friendly, welcoming learning environment with a high staff-to-student ratio, allowing for small group and even one-on-one tuition to maximise your learning. The transferable skills you’ll learn studying Zoology will make you an attractive prospect to employers in a range of sectors, helping you to join Royal Holloway alumni in areas including environmental monitoring and practical conservation. Use state-of-the-art equipment, with a recent £16 million investment in sophisticated bioinformatics, mass spectrometry and protein and gene sequencing equipment. On-site marine and freshwater aquaria, glasshouses and plant and animal cell culture facilities for rewarding independent study. Take part in world-class research led by renowned academics, with 76% of our Biological Sciences research ranked world-leading and internationally excellent. Join a close-knit and supportive learning community with a high staff-to- student ratio. Conduct a lab-based research project in your third year and experience our renowned research culture. 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 - Animal and Plant Physiology, Cell Biology and Genetics Year 2: Invertebrate Biology - Structure, Behavious and Evolution, Biological Data Analysis and Interpretation, Animal Behaviour, Applications of Molecular Genetics in Biology, Evolution Year 3: Individual Research Project, Behavioural Ecology, Marine Ecology and Biodiversity 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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