What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Normally at least two A-Levels in relevant science subjects, from Biology (preferred), Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. Applicants only taking one science subject will be considered on a case-by-case basis and would receive an offer of AAB.
Grades AABBB including two relevant science subjects from Biology (preferred), Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.
Grades ABB from three Advanced Higher subjects, including two relevant science subjects from Biology (preferred), Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.
6 points in two relevant Higher Level Science subjects required from Biology (preferred), Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. Applicants only taking one Higher level science subject will be considered on a case-by-case basis and would receive an offer of 32 points.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers81%
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£9,000
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
The University of Leicester is consistently ranked in the top 20 in national league tables and was in the top 1% of universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014â??15. Biosciences at Leicester was ranked 16 in the UK in the 2016 Guardian University Rankings. We are recognised for our research excellence, which spans the biosciences, but we take our teaching just as seriously and are proud of our consistently excellent scores in the National Student Survey (NSS). In 2015 95% of our students were satisfied with their course, with 100% satisfaction in Genetics and Zoology. We offer a range of flexible degree programmes designed to allow you to follow your interests, and our Â£4.5 million Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning continues to make a significant impact on the quality of our teaching. A degree in Medical Sciences offers you a wide range of career opportunities. Many of our graduates go on to further training for research or teaching careers in the biosciences, often on the MSc and PhD programmes at Leicester.
Year 1: Modules include: biochemistry; genetics; microbiology; physiology; animal; plant diversity; cell and developmental biology and environmental and evolutionary biology. Year 2 and 3: Modules include: experimental design, data handling analysis and presentation; bioethics.
Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building!
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||36%||31%||26%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?