What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A level Biology/Human Biology and a second science from Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, ICT, Mathematics, PE, Psychology, Sports Science
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers71%
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
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Genetics, the study of biological information, is central to all areas of biology, from cellular differentiation and development, through reproduction, to biodiversity and conservation. Discoveries in genetics are having a major impact on society, ranging from the prospect for breakthroughs in the treatment of diseases and the understanding of individual differences emerging from the Human Genome Project, to improvements in food production through genetic engineering. We pride ourselves in our â??enquiry-based learningâ?? strategy that will equip you with the skills to achieve full potential in your future career. We increasingly incorporate new areas of science relating to biology, such as bioinformatics, and the School has major high-technology facilities for research in genomics, structural biology and optical imaging.
Steeped in history the University of Birmingham has a community campus vibe whilst being on the doorstep to the centre of the UK's second city. And because all students studying at Birmingham become automatic members of the Guild of Students you'll have many chances to develop skills outside of study, have fun, and meet like-minded people.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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