About Keele Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to Top 10 in England for Overall Student Satisfaction (broad-based, public universities, NSS 2021), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Global Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious International Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele. Foundation Year There are two pathways within the Biology with Foundation Year, these are: Biology pathway (pathway one, available for September and January intake), which provides a preparatory year for students hoping to progress to Biology at Keele as a Single Honours programme or combined with another subject. For more information please visit: https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/biology/#foundation-year Veterinary Medicine and Surgery pathway (pathway two, available for September intake only), provides a preparatory year for students hoping to transfer to the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVetMS) degree at the Harper and Keele Veterinary School. To progress on to this programme from the foundation year, students are required to pass the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery selection event and successfully complete the foundation year at the required threshold grades of 70% in each semester 2 module. Students will need to have the following work experience; 2 weeks in a vets practice and 4 weeks in an animal environment. The selection event takes place during the foundation year. The new Harper & Keele Veterinary School combines the extensive resources of the two universities. The programme is uniquely structured to help students graduate with the required skills to be immediately effective first opinion practitioners in the rapidly changing modern veterinary and animal welfare industries. Equal consideration deadline for pathway two is 15 October 2021. For more information, please visit: https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/veterinarymedicineandsurgery/#foundation-year Start Dates We offer a September and January entry point onto this course. (Applicant information for January 2022 entry can be found on the 2021/2022 pages.) The closing date for applications to the September 2022 entry point is the 15th January (unless otherwise stipulated) and the closing date for applications for the January 2023 entry point is the 16 December 2022. Please note that the January start point runs in a compressed time-frame (January to July) but without loss of teaching weeks or acceleration of teaching and content delivery. Please ensure that you are viewing the correct UCAS page for the entry point you are interested in. You can switch between the September and January UCAS pages by using the blue 'course options available' button above. We welcome direct applications for the January entry point. Contact our Admissions team to apply now. Telephone: +44 (0)1782 734010 Email: [email protected] Biology BSc (Hons) Biology at Keele focuses on the amazing world of organisms – from how they’ve evolved to their relationships with the environment and each other. Keele takes a broad approach to biology, examining the diversity of life and its evolution from the geological past. You'll explore a range of biological topics, which may include the complexity of biological processes and mechanisms at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels and related philosophical issues.
Modules will be determined by your degree choice and point of entry (i.e. September or January). You will take a combination of subject-specific modules and study-skills modules which will provide you with a solid grounding in your subject area. Visit the website for a list of modules.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Pathway one entry requirements: https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/biology/#foundation-year Pathway two entry requirements: https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/veterinarymedicineandsurgery/#foundation-year If you wish to apply for the Foundation pathway for Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVetMS) (pathway two) please state this in the further details box in the choices section of your UCAS application form and also in your personal statement. Equal consideration deadline for pathway two is 15 October 2021. Please note that the Foundation pathway for Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVetMS) (pathway two) is not a suitable route for those applicants that have completed/ are completing GCE A Level Biology.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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