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Master of Biosciences - MBio 4 years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry
Student score
94% HIGH
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A,B,B

To include grade B from A Level Biology or equivalent qualification. Practical elements must be passed.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
B,C,C

To include grade C from Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDM

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science accepted, depending on modules studied.

International Baccalaureate
32

To include Higher Level grade 5 in Biology or Chemistry.

UCAS tariff points
128

To include 40 UCAS Tariff points from A Level Biology or equivalent qualification.

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Our MBio Biochemistry degree takes a research-centred approach to teaching and learning, providing the opportunity to work closely with academics on collaborative research projects. Advances in biochemical research have led to greater understanding of metabolic regulation, cell signalling, disease biology, drug development and genetics, and have revolutionised the biotechnology industry. This course examines the chemistry of life at a molecular level and reflects the University’s expertise in pharmacology, biomedical science, biology and biotechnology. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in practical laboratory techniques, data interpretation, critical analysis, computational skills allied to biochemistry and scientific writing.

Modules

The MBio Biochemistry degree offers optional modules to allow students greater choice in their academic studies. Modules have been developed to cover topics relevant to current or developing fields allied to the Life Sciences. During the first year, students can study a breadth of core topics, including biochemistry, physiology, genetics and cell biology. A more detailed examination of biochemistry follows in the second year, covering biomolecules, human disease, immunology and molecular biology. In the third year, students undertake an individual research project which provides the chance to develop investigation skills, in addition to studying key themes such as biotechnology, microbial biochemistry, topics in biochemistry and clinical biochemistry. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

University of Lincoln

Brayford campus

The winning combination of a safe, student-centred community within a vibrant city centre makes Lincoln a fantastic place to live and study. Our stunning Brayford Pool campus is located in the exciting waterfront area of this beautiful historic city. We are ranked among the best in the UK for student satisfaction in the latest NSS survey, and nine out of ten of our most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing their course, with two thirds in graduate level roles.

 

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 94% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

94%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Staff value students' opinions

94%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
316 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

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?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Like some other biology-related courses, graduates of this subject had a difficult time in the recession and, although outcomes for these graduates appear to be improving, they are currently a bit worse than we would usually expect. Graduates who want a career in research usually take postgraduate qualifications, but those who want to start work when they graduate have a lot of options. Laboratory work and other jobs in the biosciences are popular, but many biochemistry graduates find their way into the finance industry and as a consequence, graduates from these disciplines are rather more likely than the average to start their career in London.
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