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University of Leeds

Biological Sciences

UCAS Code: C719

Master of Biology - MBiol (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Including Biology and another science subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Science-related subjects: Science- related subjects: PE, geography, use of mathematics, psychology, statistics, geology and computing. Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement. GCSE: Typically Grade 6 (B) or above at GCSE Maths and Grade 4 (C) or above at GCSE English.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,D3

Including D3 in Biology plus another science or science-related subject subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

(With 18 at higher level) including 6 in higher level Biology and another science at higher level.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

Including H1 Biology and another science at higher level.

Advanced Higher: 5 x Highers AABBB, with AA in 2 Advanced Highers including Biology and another science or science-related subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded. We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Science-related subjects: PE, geography, use of mathematics, psychology, statistics, geology and computing. Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.

UCAS Tariff

144

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

57%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

5 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2018

5 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

On our Biological Sciences MBiol course you will gain a broad understanding of living organisms at the cellular and molecular level. Our course is based around the four themes of molecular medicine, molecular and cellular zoology, plants and agriculture, and infection and disease. The MBiol builds on the third year with a fourth year made up of Masters level modules and an extended research project. You will work with well-respected researchers and develop advanced scientific skills.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

Faculty of Biological Sciences

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.

81%
med
Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

84%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate
428

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

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.

98%
high
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Around 2,500 graduates got degrees in this demanding but valuable subject last year. Graduates who want a career in research usually take postgraduate qualifications - over a third of graduates in the subject took this option - but those who want to start work when they graduate have a lot to choose from. Laboratory work and other jobs in the biosciences are popular, as well as in education, but many biochemistry graduates find their way into the finance industry and as a consequence, graduates from these disciplines are particularly likely to get jobs in London and the South East.

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