What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications. A Level Applicants should be studying Biology (predicted Grade C) or above. BTEC or equivalent applicants should be studying Applied Science.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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£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
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
This versatile Biological Science degree is ideal if you have a broad interest in biology and would like some flexibility to tailor a course to your own interests – especially if you’re considering a career in teaching, business, management or other science-related professions. Central to this course is a focus on specialist areas ranging from molecular biology to ecology. You can either maintain a broad study of the biological sciences or focus on a specific set of modules. If you would like to study for an advanced qualification, we also offer an integrated Masters MSci course over four years. We also offer a placement year option. If you do not meet our entry requirements for degree level study, BSc (Hons) with a Foundation Year is available. Our Biological Sciences degree provides many career routes for graduates. It provides a particularly useful breadth of knowledge for those who aspire to teaching the subject, with many graduates pursuing teaching careers. Recent graduates have secured roles as environmental auditors with the Royal Air Force, mental health workers with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and bioinformatics managers.
Year 1 subjects include Introduction to Scientific Practice, Molecules to Cells, Biology of Organisms, Biological Processes, Ecology. Year 2 subjects include Professional Practice and Placement, Adaptation and Survival, Microbiology. Year 2 Options include Human Biochemistry and Physiology, Genetics and Cell Biology, Ecology and Field Biology, Infection Science, Behaviour, Field Course, Public Health. Year 3 subjects include Research Project and Current Advances in Biosciences. Year 3 Options include Cellular Pathology, Toxicology, Neuropharmacology, Microbial Ecology, Vertebrate Conservation, Applied Entomology, Medical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Biochemistry, Human Infectious Disease, Neurobiology, Invertebrate Conservation, Conservation Biology and Habitat Management.
Staffordshire University puts students at the heart of everything it does, boasting impressive learning and social facilities across its campuses. Two brand new student spaces have just opened - one a 24-hour facility where students can relax, study or meet with friends. Our demographic has a diverse mix of students of all ages; in 2012 an entire family graduated here on the same day.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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