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

160

% applicants receiving offers

63%

Subjects
  • Biotechnology
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£28k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAAe

Chemistry.(Mathematics or Biology or Physics).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Chemistry.(Mathematics or Biology or Physics).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
38

18 points in three higher level subjects including Chemistry at 6, and one subject from Mathematics, Physics or Biology, with no score below 5

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 160 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

63%

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

The Biotechnology BSc provides a sound base of chemistry, genetics, biochemistry and molecular biotechnology alongside experience of the experimental skills essential for future research, equipping you for a career in this exciting discipline, which has grown out of some of the most dramatic scientific discoveries of the last 30 years.

Modules

Year 1 examples: Introduction to biochemical engineering; cellular and molecular biology; introduction to microbiology; chemistry for biologists. Year 2 examples: Molecular biology; biomolecular structure and function; downstream processing; cell biology. Year 3 examples: Research project in biotechnology or literature review; bioprocess design study; biochemical reactor engineering.

UCL (University College London)

Main campus

Welcome to University College London, the capital's leading multi-disciplinary university with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students. Our university is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. We have a global reach - almost two-thirds of our student body come from outside the UK, from 150 countries. UCL today is a true academic powerhouse.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
79%
21%

Year 1

80%
20%

Year 2

41%
56%
3%

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 90%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

67%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

80%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
85% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
575 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £28k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

7%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

21%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is a new and emerging field of technology and not many people completed degrees in biotechnology last year – it’s more common as a Masters degree. Further study is common for graduates as research jobs usually require a postgraduate qualification. Those who do go straight into work typically go into a range of biology and lab jobs in several different industries.
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