What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Must be in a relevant subject
Higher Level 6 in two subjects including Biology
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 offers87%
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
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
Join our internationally renowned School of Biological Sciences where we scored 91% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016. We are based at the heart of the Norwich Research Park, with 100% of our biological research recognised as â??internationally excellentâ?? (REF 2014). Our Biological Sciences course gives you plenty of optional modules, giving you the opportunity to study many different branches of biology. In addition, the year in industry will ensure you graduate with relevant work experience, putting you one step ahead of other graduates. This course also has Advanced Accreditation from the Society of Biology as it contains a significant research element, preparing you to become a pioneer in your field.
Year 1: Biodiversity; evolution, behaviour and ecology; foundations for physiology; fundamentals of cell biology and biochemistry; fundamentals of molecular biology and genetics; introductory chemistry for life sciences; maths and statistics for biologists; skills for biologists. Year 2: Behavioural ecology; biochemistry; cell biology; community, ecosystem and macro-ecology; evolutionary biology; field ecology; genetics; human physiology; microbiology; molecular biology; plant biology. Year 3: Cancer biology; cell biology and mechanisms of disease; cellular signalling; communication and transport across biological membranes; data analysis; evolution in health and disease; evolutionary biology and conservation genetics; food domestication and sustainability; genomes, genes and genomics; host-parasite interactions; infection and immunity; microbial biotechnology; microbial cell biology; molecular and cellular principles of development; molecular enzymology; molecular plant-microbe interactions; organisms and environment; research project; science communication; social evolution.
With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.
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
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
What do students think about this subject here?
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.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?