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University of East Anglia UEA

Biological Sciences with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: C10C
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, abroad 2018
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Biology
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A,A,B

Including Biology or Human Biology. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers
B,B,C

Including Biology or Human Biology. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate
33

With Higher Level 6 in two subjects, including Biology. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

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

89%

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

You will have the chance to explore a broad range of subjects in your first year across all areas of biology, including genetics, biotechnology, evolutionary biology, microbiology and ecology. Then, later, you can tailor your course to your own interests, or specialise in cell biology or biology with science communication. Enhance your studies with a year studying abroad. You could study in Australasia, where our current exchange partners include Murdoch University, Perth; Macquarie University, Sydney; and University of Auckland, New Zealand. Or study in North America, where we have exchange agreements with universities in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Missouri and Oregon. We also have exchange partners in Canada, including universities in British Columbia and Ontario. Alternatively, you could study in Europe. If you choose this route, you will take appropriate language modules during your second year, in preparation for a year spent in France, Italy, Germany or Spain. If you study with our partners in the Netherlands and Sweden, you will be taught in English. Learning a second language and the experience of living and studying in Europe will prove to be a valuable asset to you as you begin your career.

Modules

In Year 1 you will study a broad range of subjects, including Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity. In Year 2 and 4, you will be able to focus on one aspect of biological sciences or study a broad range of disciplines such as Biochemistry, Genetics, Cancer Biology and Social Evolution. Year 3 will be spent abroad. Our students have studied at a number of exciting universities such as the University of Sydney, Murdoch University and the University of Auckland.

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

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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 96%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

74%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

55%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

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
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
13% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

6%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

6%

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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