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University of Salford

Biology (with studies in the USA)

UCAS Code: C102
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time, abroad 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104-120

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Biology
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Biology grade C Biological Science.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Higher Biology

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Science, including Biology

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD*

Science, including Biology

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Science, including Biology

International Baccalaureate
28

Biology

UCAS tariff points
104-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 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

83%

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

A wide variety of UK field trips studying marine biology, parasitology, ecology and biodiversity during the degree. Extensive opportunities for work placements and overseas study, including a year in the USA. Taught by internationally-leading researchers in parasitology, biomedical science and molecular biology Biology is the science of living things and is also used to explain how humans interact with and influence the natural environment. Furthering our knowledge in biology has led to new technological advances and a deeper understanding of the world around us. This course will develop your appreciation of the diversity of living organisms and your understanding of biological principles. You will get plenty of hands-on experience in the labs as well as many fieldwork opportunities. Practical training will equip you with many of the subject-specific, personal and practical skills you will need for your future career. You can opt to take this course with a year of study in the USA; an exchange programme with the University of Toledo in Ohio, which has been running for over 30 years. The University of Toledo was named as a top global player when it comes to taking biotechnology research from the laboratory to the world, and has been recognised by the American Society of Landscape Architects as one of the 22 most beautiful landscaped campuses in the United States.

Modules

Year 1: from molecules to microbes; genetics; cell biology; biodiversity; biological skills; study skills. Year 2 (University of Toledo): molecular biology; immunology; human physiology; human anatomy; cell biology; parasitology. Year 3: biology of parasites; medical and public health microbiology; advanced pathophysiology; biotechnology; applied freshwater biology; population and community ecology; clinical immunology.

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
33%

Year 1

42%
58%

Year 2

50%
50%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

54%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
319 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
20% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £16.5k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

6%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Things are improving - slowly - for biology graduates, so don't get too worried about the unemployment stats above, as they are normally more encouraging. If you want a career in biology research – and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). If you think you only want to do a first degree for now, there are jobs for biologists in science and clinical labs and in the health, food and water industries. But you can actually get all sorts of jobs with a biology degree – last year’s biology graduates got jobs in sectors ranging from PR to accountancy.
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