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University of Exeter

Biological Sciences with Study Abroad

UCAS Code: C000

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Excluding General Studies. Biology and another A-level Science subject at Grade A required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade. This must include 15 L3 credits at Distinction Grade in Biology and 15 L3 credits at Distinction grade in another Science. Please also see our GCSE entry requirements

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Applicants will be considered with IB 36 OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Higher Level Grade 6 in Biology and another Science subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma are also required to achieve Grade A in GCE AL Biology and another Science subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Biology and another Science subject at Grade A required.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

Biology and another Science subject at Grade A required.

UCAS Tariff

144-160

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

56%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biological sciences

This four-year version of the BSc Biological Sciences degree includes a year studying abroad, between the second and final years. In this third year you study at a university with which we have established links, for example in North America or Australia, and credit for this academic work counts towards your degree at Exeter.

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
•take the opportunity to study abroad
•acquire key transferable skills and knowledge
•carry out challenging independent research
•graduate with outstanding employment prospects

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)

Department:

Biosciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


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Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,208
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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