Bath Spa University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
BSc (Hons) Biology at Bath Spa University is a contemporary skills based course producing highly employable professional biologists. This course covers all the core aspects of biology, while allowing you to develop expertise in specialist areas. Biology has a strong practical element and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to study plants and animals in the wild as well as in our laboratories. There is also a strong human biology thread in our degree programme. There is an optional professional placement year between your second and final year, giving you the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice and experience a relevant job.
- Flexible structure gives students the breadth to explore and specialise in an area of choice.
- Practical Course using contemporary learning methods.
- Attend scheduled practical sessions, day trips, and residential field trips provide the opportunity to study topics in greater depth.
- High Employability of graduates.
Year 1 focuses on fundamental topics such as cell biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, evolution, classification, food production and ecosystems. Year 2 covers a range of important human, animal and plant biology. You’ll consider important concepts in biology such as ethics, biosecurity, genetics and technology. Optional themes include ecology, microbiology, human pathophysiology, biodiversity and food product development allowing you to develop your interests at a higher level. Year 3 sees single honours and major students carrying out a dissertation in their final year. This substantial research project gives you the experience of being responsible for planning, implementing and reporting on a biology topic. In addition you may study topics in medical biology, nature conservation, nutrition, animal behaviour, marine biology, digital imaging and plant biology.Please refer to our website for further information.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||CCC||A level grades CCC with a minimum Grade C in Biology, Human Biology, Environmental Science or Social Biology including a Pass in the Practical Skills Assessment or Geography related subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||Extended Diploma minimum grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) accepted in a science or related subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits||Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) in a science or related subject.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||A minimum score of 26 points with evidence of study in Science accepted.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4625||Year 1|
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