Biological Sciences with Professional PlacementUCAS Code: C101
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Excluding General Studies Biology and another A-level science subject at Grade B
Biology and another science subject at Grade B required
Biology and another science subject at Grade B required
Biology and another A-level science subject at Grade B required
Applicants will be considered with IB 38-34 OR 766 or 665 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicant will be required to have Grade 5 in HL Biology and another Science Subject.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-165 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers40%
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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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This four-year version of the BSc Biological Sciences degree includes a year spent undertaking a professional placement between the second and final years. You will spend this third year working in an appropriate business or industry with services in biological research, analysis or consultancy. Biological Sciences is our most popular and flexible degree programme, giving you the option to design either a broad-based biology degree or a more focused degree specialising in areas of biology that interest you. You will have the opportunity to follow one of three specialisms – animal biology, microbiology and infectious disease or molecular and cellular biology – and graduate with your chosen specialism named as part of your degree title, eg, BSc Biological Sciences (Animal Biology). After a foundation first year, which covers the range of biology from molecules to ecosystems, you have complete freedom of module choice in your second and final years. Options range from forensic science to the ecology of environmental change; from mammalian biology to medical biotechnology; from human molecular biology to a coral reef field course. You can shape your degree as you wish – following one of the named specialisms outlined above, or in other areas, whilst keeping your biological choices broad. Our Biological Sciences degree leads to a variety of employment and further study opportunities in a wide spectrum of bioscience-related areas and can also act as an excellent foundation for non science-related career paths. Why study Biological Sciences at Exeter? •study a broad-based biology curriculum with the scope to specialise as you progress, including the option to follow one of three named specialisms that can be reflected in the degree title with which you graduate •experience teaching graded nationally as ‘Excellent’ with staff who are research leaders •work in state-of-the-art learning facilities •undertake field courses overseas or in the UK •acquire key transferable skills and knowledge •carry out challenging independent research •graduate with outstanding employment prospects
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