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University of Chester

Biology and French

UCAS Code: CR11
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

104-112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Biology
  • French studies
Student score
86% MED
85% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18.3k MED
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
B,C,C-B,B,C

The Department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A Level: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science. We also require GCE A-level French for entry cohort 1 (post-A-level), or a GCSE at grade C / 4 or above in a modern foreign language for entry cohort 2 (Beginners' route).

Scottish Highers
B,B,B,B

including Biology Please see Further Information for additional entry requirements

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DMM

BTEC Extended Diploma (Applied Science or Animal Management): DMM plus GCE A-level French for entry cohort 1 (post-A-level), or a GCSE at grade C / 4 or above in a modern foreign language for entry cohort 2 (Beginners' route).

International Baccalaureate
26

including 5 in HL Biology Please see Further Information for additional entry requirements

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 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

100%

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

Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road campus. Studying the combined Biology course offers a range of subjects and unique experiences due to close partnerships with organisations such as Chester Zoo and other leading institutes, industries and charities. We supplement classroom learning with opportunities for work placements or fieldwork. There are also opportunities to take part in exciting laboratory-based research. By the end of this course, you will have had the opportunity to develop your language and communication skills to a very high level through the study of the history and culture of France and other French-speaking countries. Placements in France, Belgium, Canada or other parts of the francophone world will be normally undertaken.

Modules

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs

University of Chester

Chester campus accommodation

The University of Chester has an amazing community spirit. This is due to smaller lecture groups and excellent support services, so you are always a name not a number. All of this is set on beautiful campuses, with the main site just a 10 minute stroll from the historic city of Chester. Our graduates are among the north-west's most employable.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Staff value students' opinions

78%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
300 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.3k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

15%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession was tough on biology graduates, and although the jobs market has improved for them - a lot - it's still not back to where it was a few years ago. 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). A lot of graduates also take 1 year Masters courses to specialise in this wide and deep subject - most students take a standard biology course for their first degree and then specialise in subjects like ecology, conservation or marine biology later. Hospitals, universities, biotech firms, zoos and nature reserves and clinical and scientific testing are common industries of employment for biology graduates.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

68%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Staff value students' opinions

87%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
289 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

18%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from French courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. About one in five working graduates from 2015 got jobs overseas — often as English teachers — which is much higher than for most subjects. Those who want to stay at home to work find jobs in education, and anywhere where good communication skills are a must. That means you can find French graduates in education, in marketing, in the arts and in business and finance as teachers, writers, personnel officers, financial advisors, analysts, sales people and marketers. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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