What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Subjects must include A-Level biology and chemistry, plus GCSE mathematics at C.
Subjects must include Higher biology and chemistry, plus mathematics (at Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C).
Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5 to include biology and chemistry, plus Standard Level mathematics at grade 4. A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 114-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers63%
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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Our Biological Sciences degree is a broad-based programme which allows you to combine a wider range of subjects than a single Honours degree. Royal Society of Biology Accredited Degree The huge breadth of biology offers a corresponding wealth of opportunities for students who choose to study it to follow many paths through to a final degree. Biological sciences is the growth industry of the 21st century, with increasing capacity for humans to intervene in, control and perhaps repair defective biological systems. Genetic manipulation of plants and animals, in particular, offers enormous possibilities for improving our lives but, at the same time, there are inherent dangers present in the unthinking application of these techniques. The next generation of professional biologists will have to play an important role, not only in the continued development of such methods, but also in deciding how they can be responsibly and safely applied. Our relationship with the rest of the natural world is one which has been established over many hundreds of millions of years, and the early modules of the biological sciences programme have a strong evolutionary theme. They emphasise the fact that it is impossible to understand any aspect of biology unless you have a clear understanding of its most important general theory – evolution by natural selection. Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on laboratory teaching, and students are encouraged to see the blending of field and laboratory based research as essential to the training of a properly rounded biological scientist. The programme of Honours research projects benefits from our links with outside bodies such as the James Hutton Institute (J.H.I.)
Levels 1 and 2 All Life Sciences degree programmes share common core modules at Level 1 that provide a general introduction to the life sciences through an integrated programme of lectures, tutorials, practical work and field excursions. Level 3 At Level 3 you specialise much more in biochemistry, molecular genetics and molecular biology, and you choose additional subjects that interest you to study alongside your main subject. Level 4 Your studies at Level 4 will be at the level of current research in your chosen subject area. Advanced study of topics in biochemistry, molecular genetics and molecular biology with additional options chosen from related subject areas such as microbiology and developmental biology. Your studies will involve extensive use of scientific literature and the opportunity to attend a regular programme of seminars given by invited speakers from Britain and abroad.
We're an established university with a progressive and dynamic outlook. Never complacent, we constantly strive to build on our achievements: investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research and developing new ways of e-learning. Everything you need can be found on campus, although the attractions of the city are only a few minutes away.
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