Biological Sciences with Professional Placement

University of Exeter

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This four-year version of the BSc Biological Sciences degree includes a year spent undertaking a professional placement between the second and final years. You will spend this third year working in an appropriate business or industry with services in biological research, analysis or consultancy. Biological Sciences is our most popular and flexible degree programme, giving you the option to design either a broad-based biology degree or a more focused degree specialising in areas of biology that interest you. You will have the opportunity to follow one of three specialisms – animal biology, microbiology and infectious disease or molecular and cellular biology – and graduate with your chosen specialism named as part of your degree title, eg, BSc Biological Sciences (Animal Biology). After a foundation first year, which covers the range of biology from molecules to ecosystems, you have complete freedom of module choice in your second and final years. Options range from forensic science to the ecology of environmental change; from mammalian biology to medical biotechnology; from human molecular biology to a coral reef field course. You can shape your degree as you wish – following one of the named specialisms outlined above, or in other areas, whilst keeping your biological choices broad. Our Biological Sciences degree leads to a variety of employment and further study opportunities in a wide spectrum of bioscience-related areas and can also act as an excellent foundation for non science-related career paths. Why study Biological Sciences at Exeter? •study a broad-based biology curriculum with the scope to specialise as you progress, including the option to follow one of three named specialisms that can be reflected in the degree title with which you graduate •experience teaching graded nationally as ‘Excellent’ with staff who are research leaders •work in state-of-the-art learning facilities •undertake field courses overseas or in the UK •acquire key transferable skills and knowledge •carry out challenging independent research •graduate with outstanding employment prospects

Course details


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How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC101
Institution code E84
Campus nameUniversity of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Excluding General Studies. Biology and another A-level Science subject at Grade A required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma are also required to achieve Grade A in GCE AL Biology and another Science subject.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade. This must include 15 L3 credits at Distinction Grade in Biology and 15 L3 credits at Distinction grade in another Science. Please also see our GCSE entry requirements
Scottish Higher AAAAB Biology and another Science subject at Grade A required.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB Biology and another Science subject at Grade A required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Applicants will be considered with IB 36 OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Higher Level Grade 6 in Biology and another Science subject.

GCSE Maths at grade B or 5 and either GCSE Double Award Science or GCSE Chemistry at grade C or 4.


English language requirements

GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4

For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/applications/entry/#english-language


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £22950 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full details regarding tuition fee and other costings, see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/money/fees/
Biological Sciences with Professional Placement at University of Exeter - UCAS