Biological Sciences with a Year AbroadUCAS Code: C10C
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Including Biology or Human Biology. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.
Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
Including Biology or Human Biology. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
With Higher Level 6 in two subjects, including Biology. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
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 offers89%
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
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.
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.
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.
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