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University of Westminster, London

Biological Sciences with Foundation

UCAS Code: C901

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,E-C,D,D

64 - 80 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE minimum Grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English Language.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

English grade 4 HL, Maths grade 4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM-DM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP-MMP

UCAS Tariff

64-80
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Biological sciences

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 ?exible way to study the life sciences, and will enable 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. The course enables you to focus on molecular science or applied bioscience, or take a route designed speci?cally toward your own interests. We offer you the chance to explore cutting-edge topics in molecular biology and genetics, microbiology, the urban environment, global challenges, pharmacology, and biological applications. With a passion for scienti?c enquiry, our modules are research driven. You will have the chance to select a ?nal-year project, giving you experience in the latest methods and developments in medical and scienti?c research.
The course is designed with ?exibility at its core, which is re?ected in the breadth of education you will receive and in the modern and dynamic approach to teaching and learning.

The Biological Sciences BSc has been designed to help you succeed in both scientific and non-science careers.
The course is diverse and flexible, giving you the freedom to select modules and target your education towards your chosen career pathway. Alongside an excellent foundation in the biosciences through core modules, you will be able to explore the global challenges facing humanity and the planet – and the biological solutions to help overcome those challenges – through an extensive range of option subjects.
The course is specifically designed so that you can follow a molecular science thread, an applied bioscience thread, or construct your own thread through the module choices.
Learning and teaching opportunities are a mixture of face-to-face teaching (lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals), independent work, laboratory work and online support activities.
The range of assessment methods includes exams, laboratory practicals, essays, blogs, posters and presentations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Westminster, London

Department:

Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biosciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Science, engineering and production technicians
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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