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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Biology
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17.2k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Biology.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

Biology

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

Must be in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate
33

Higher Level 6 in two subjects including Biology

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

87%

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

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.

Modules

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.

University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
35%
65%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

17%
83%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
58%
42%

Year 1

60%
40%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

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

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

98%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
397 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 £17.2k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

5%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Things are improving - slowly - for biology graduates, so don't get too worried about the unemployment stats above, as they are normally more encouraging. 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). If you think you only want to do a first degree for now, there are jobs for biologists in science and clinical labs and in the health, food and water industries. But you can actually get all sorts of jobs with a biology degree – last year’s biology graduates got jobs in sectors ranging from PR to accountancy.
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