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University of Bath

Molecular and Cellular Biology (sandwich)

UCAS Code: C131
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

288

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Biology
  • Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry
Student score
82% MED
82% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
96% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
£23k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA/A*AB

Typical Offer: AAA or A*AB with a minimum grade A in Biology and Chemistry. Alternate Offer: AAB including grade A in Biology and Chemistry plus one of the following: o Grade A in an EPQ o Grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate o Grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

with 6,6,6 / 7,6,5 at Higher Level including a minimum grade 6 in HL Biology AND Chemistry.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 288 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

86%

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

Modules

Year 1: Skills and techniques; cell biology; cell and molecular biology; physiology; genetics; introduction to biological chemistry; general chemistry; biochemistry; proteins: purification and characterization. Year 2: DNA (making, breaking and disease); techniques in cell biology; directed study; practical molecular biology; the dynamic cell; 4 optional modules from a choice of 12. Year 3: Industrial placement. Year 4: Final year project; genes and genomes; protein synthesis; folding and turnover; data interpretation in molecular and cellular biology; 4 optional modules from a choice of 31.

University of Bath

The campus Bath University

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs. 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

29%
71%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
78%
8%
14%

Year 1

65%
25%
10%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

42%
56%
2%

Year 4

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 87%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

70%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

73%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

66%

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
452 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are caring personal services

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Things are improving - slowly - for biology graduates, so don't get too worried about the unemployment stats above, as they are normally more encouraging. If you want a career in biology research – and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). If you think you only want to do a first degree for now, there are jobs for biologists in science and clinical labs and in the health, food and water industries. But you can actually get all sorts of jobs with a biology degree – last year’s biology graduates got jobs in sectors ranging from PR to accountancy.
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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 88%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

67%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

61%

Feedback on work has been helpful

50%

Feedback on work has been prompt

47%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
457 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

12%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Like some other biology-related courses, graduates of this subject had a difficult time in the recession and, although outcomes for these graduates appear to be improving, they are currently a bit worse than we would usually expect. Graduates who want a career in research usually take postgraduate qualifications, but those who want to start work when they graduate have a lot of options. Laboratory work and other jobs in the biosciences are popular, but many biochemistry graduates find their way into the finance industry and as a consequence, graduates from these disciplines are rather more likely than the average to start their career in London.
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