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University of Bristol

Palaeontology and Evolution

UCAS Code: CF17

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

AAB including AB in a core science and another science (in any order), or ABB including three core science subjects. Contextual offer: ABC including AB in a core science and another science (in any order) Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, including 12 credits at Distinction in two of the following science subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics.

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,M2-D3,M2,M2

Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Standard numeracy requirement (C in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent). To find out more please visit, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-31

34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 at Higher Level in a core science and another science (in any order), or 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6,5,5 in three core science subjects. Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6 and 5 at Higher Level in a Core Science and another Science (in any order) Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

DDM in Science or Engineering plus A-level B in Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Advanced Higher: AB including two science/maths subjects†, and Standard Higher: AAABB

UCAS Tariff

128-153

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

33%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Palaeontology

Evolution

Palaeontology is the study of the life of the past. This course studies the evolution of life through the combined study of geology and biology. You will become a numerate and analytically able palaeobiologist with an understanding of the evolution of life in the context of this planet and its history.

One third of the first year is spent studying biology and two thirds are dedicated to earth science. After the first year you will take core units from both disciplines which are particularly relevant to your area of study, and you will have a wider choice of earth science and biological options to choose from.

The palaeontology and evolution cohort is small and high-achieving and always attracts great enthusiasts for the subject area. You will be part of a tight-knit and competitive, yet friendly group.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

Department:

Geographical Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
low
Palaeontology
85%
med
Evolution

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Earth sciences

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B
456

Biology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A
487

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Earth sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Conservation and environment professionals
15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
7%
Teaching and educational professionals
5%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Physical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Biological and sport sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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