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University of Liverpool

Biological Sciences

UCAS Code: C900

Master of Biology - MBiol

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Including Biology and a second science Acceptable second sciences: Chemistry (preferred), Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Geology and Applied Science For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the science practical of each subject will be required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

45 Level 3 credits in graded units in a relevant Diploma, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit. 15 Distinctions are required in each of Biology and Chemistry. GCSE Mathematics and English grade C also required.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

B

Accepted including two A levels at AA (including Biology and a second science)

Extended Project Qualification

A

Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be AAB or ABB plus A in the EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 including 6 in Higher Level Biology and 5 in a second science at Higher Level

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H1,H2

H1, H1, H1, H2 including Biology and a second science at H1

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

DDD in a relevant subject with at least 120 Level 3 credits at Distinction. Relevant subjects considered include: Applied Science with relevant units in Biology and Chemistry. If the BTEC you are taking is not listed here, please contact us to check its acceptability for this programme. Please note that BTEC Animal Care, Animal Management, Forensic Science, Medical Science, Health & Social Care, Horse Management, Countryside Management, and Fish Management are not acceptable for this programme.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Including Biology and a second science

UCAS Tariff

136-160

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

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Others in biosciences

This is a four-year integrated master’s programme aimed at developing enhanced research and personal skills for students seeking a high-level career in research (eg studying for a PhD or working in industry). For the first three years of study, students will select one of the available pathways (Anatomy and Human Biology, Biochemistry, Bioveterinary Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Human Physiology, Tropical Disease Biology, Zoology, Biological and Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences) and will study a mix of theory and practical modules appropriate to the BSc Honours programmes for these areas. Students in three year programmes can transfer into C900 for a fourth year, subject to performance.

During the fourth (master’s) year, students will take advanced modules to enhance further their research and personal skills and will join a research team to undertake a significant research project. Students will also have the opportunity for a research internship in the UK or overseas, or to spend time working in industry in this final year. The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (Advanced Accreditation) www.rsb.org.uk.

This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

School of Life Sciences

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

Sorry, no information to show

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?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate
397

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.

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Natural and social science professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biological and sport sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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