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Master of Biology - MBiol years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

96-104

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Biology
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£16.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
96-104

A level Biology or equivalent science qualification required

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 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

Not Available

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

£9,250

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

From the phenomenon of evolution to our curiosity regarding animal behaviour, we have always found ourselves enthralled by the wonders of the animal kingdom. Animal Biology explores this fascinating realm, from the functioning of a single cell right up to the processes that control reproduction and survival in complex organisms. At Worcester, Animal Biology has a strong practical emphasis, reflecting the discipline’s increasing importance to our understanding of some of the major challenges facing society today, from the environment and global agriculture to international economic dynamics. This applied approach also gives you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and expertise invaluable in future employment. In the fourth (masters) year you will undertake a very research oriented programme which will take full advantage of the academic and commercial research expertise in Animal Biology within the department. Study for a four year Integrated Masters degree in Animal Biology in a friendly and supportive environment. Take Animal Biology somewhere it has never been before with your independent study. Past studies have looked at DNA extractions from faeces of the Western Lowland Gorilla, the effect of raptors on roosting behaviour of waders, and the distribution and abundance of snakes in degraded forests in Madagascar. Learn more about the latest technologies that are driving pure and applied Animal Biology research and its importance and application to solve problems encountered in industry and organisations. Gain extensive practical experience and knowledge by working with academic and technical experts in new and refurbished laboratories and in the field using a range of specialist equipment. Obtain a valuable postgraduate qualification and enhance your chances when applying for scientific jobs or a PhD degree. The option to exit after three years and be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Animal Biology.

Modules

University of Worcester

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As the only higher education institution in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we have a strong role to play in the region, delivering degree programmes to nearly 10, 000 students. Our campuses are all within walking distance of each other and close to the city centre. Worcester has undergone significant growth over the last few years, doubling our student numbers.

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 86%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

80%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Staff value students' opinions

83%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
293 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16.5k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are caring personal services

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession was tough on biology graduates, and although the jobs market has improved for them - a lot - it's still not back to where it was a few years ago. 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). A lot of graduates also take 1 year Masters courses to specialise in this wide and deep subject - most students take a standard biology course for their first degree and then specialise in subjects like ecology, conservation or marine biology later. Hospitals, universities, biotech firms, zoos and nature reserves and clinical and scientific testing are common industries of employment for biology graduates.
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