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University of Hertfordshire

Applied Plant and Animal Biology

UCAS Code: C110

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

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

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UCAS Tariff

96

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2020

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Applied biology

The content of the programme is aimed at students who wish to enhance their understanding of plant and animal science, with particular regard to sustainability, ecology, environmental management, agribusiness, digital farms and food security, both in the business world and in the management of land. This collaborative programme has been developed utilizing the internationally recognised expertise and facilities of the University of Hertfordshire, the Royal Veterinary College, Rothamsted Research and Oaklands College, to ensure a high potential for employability. The programme includes an optional sandwich year or year of study abroad. It will integrate biology and biotechnology with related subjects that impact on sustainability and food security, such as legislation and regulation, economics, agroecology, natural hazards and environmental stewardship. The degree will prepare graduates for employment in the Bioeconomy and related industries and sectors, where there are many opportunities for skilled graduates in a wide range of areas, from biotechnology to farming, including the agrochemical industry, NGOs and conservation organisations, government departments, environmental consultancies and research institutions. The programme is designed to produce graduates who have a knowledge of the wider world and an interest in scientific, environmental, economic, political, and social issues, who have developed a broad range of transferable skills, including writing essays and reports, giving presentations and completing research projects on their own initiative, and who are skilled in information retrieval, data management and computing. The scope of the degree encompasses the necessary graduate skills that will enable successful students to gain employment in a wide variety of careers.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Hertfordshire

Department:

Biosciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
low
Applied biology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
37%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Others in biosciences

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£19,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Natural and social science professionals
19%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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