Biotechnology is the application of biological knowledge and techniques to address some of society’s biggest problems, including disease (development of synthetic human insulin and gene therapy, for example) and mass food production (from production of genetically modified foods to the manufacture of beer and milk products). Primarily based upon an understanding of genetics, microbiology and attendant laboratory techniques, its applications spread well beyond these disciplines, incorporating medicine, agriculture, food science, pollution control and environmental management. Biotechnology is, then, one of the most rapidly developing areas of science, and a degree in this subject will equip you for a wide range of industrial employment opportunities, as well as providing a basis for any biology-related post.
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Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination tailored to suit the subject area of each module. An extremely wide range of coursework is employed which may include practical portfolios, project reports, website development, product development, plus individual and group oral presentations. Examinations include seen papers and open book approaches.
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As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected]
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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