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University of Westminster

Biological Sciences

UCAS Code: C900
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in Biological Sciences
Student score
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% employed or in further study
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Average graduate salary
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

This should include two Science subjects comprising of one of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, and another from Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, and Economics.

Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

This should be in Applied Science.

International Baccalaureate

This should include a minimum grade of 4 in two Higher Level Science subjects.

UCAS tariff points
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If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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 degree in Biological Sciences from Westminster will provide you with the experiences and skills to support you in careers ranging from medicine, education and science, to law and management. The world class education you will receive offers a flexible way to study the life sciences, and will allow you to tailor your course to best suit your end goals and interests. Biological Sciences at Westminster gives you the chance to grow and develop the lifelong skills sought by employers. So come, take a look at what we have to offer, and then choose to start your future with Westminster.


First-year core subjects include cell biology, biochemistry, human physiology, applications of biological sciences, and the history, philosophy and practice of science; you will also choose an option module from pharmacology, biological chemistry, or an elective module from across the University. In Year 2 you will study three core subjects – research methods, metabolic biochemistry and contemporary global issues – and choose three options from a wide range of subjects including bioinformatics, molecular biology and genetics, physiological networks, pharmacology, the microbial world, urban living and the environment, or a Westminster elective. Final-year core modules are your research project and designing a sustainable world; you again choose three options from subjects including proteins and enzymes, pharmacology and toxicology, neuroscience, global ethics, molecular biology, applied biotechnology, cancer biology, advanced cell biology, work experience, or a Westminster elective.

University of Westminster

Freshers week

The University of Westminster is in the heart of London, attracting more than 20,000 students from 150 nation. With the Students' Union based at three central London campuses and a media campus at Harrow, you'll never be short of activities in the big smoke. Did you know UWSU takes hundreds of students to Amsterdam and on a sports tour in Spain every year.

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?

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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
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
59% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
290 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
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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
These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.
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