Biology with a Year Abroad at University of Kent - UCAS

Course summary

Biology is the science of life and is at the forefront of social change, from the use of genetically-modified organisms to humanity’s effect on the environment, sustainable energy and food production. At Kent you'll gain the skills, knowledge and support to help build a better tomorrow. As a biology student at Kent you study living organisms and their interactions with the environment, investigating life forms ranging from viruses and bacteria to complex animals and plants. You’ll learn from inspirational academics working at the cutting-edge of research with access to fantastic facilities. Our Biology degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RBS). Reasons to study Biology at Kent

  • Study a wide range of modules and build your degree around your interests.
  • Our lecturers are both innovative teachers and active researchers. Two of our academic staff have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships
  • You'll get hands-on practical experiences in our fantastic laboratories.
  • Focus on your future with expert careers advice and the opportunity to take a paid Summer Studentship, giving you valuable hands-on experience in our research labs.
  • We collaborate with research groups in industry and academia and have excellent links with local employers, including the NHS, Lonza and Sekisui Diagnostics, Roche, Sanofi and Pfizer
  • Get involved with science outside of the lab by joining Kent BioSoc. This student-run society holds a seminar series, academic talks, trips and social events.
What you’ll learn
  • You’ll start by gaining an insight into key biological disciplines, including anthropology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, evolution, genetics, infection and immunity, microbiology, and the physiology of animals and plants. You’ll gain expertise in laboratory practical work and the analysis and presentation of biological data. Next you’ll build on this knowledge and develop your skills as a bio scientist, covering areas such as animal form and function, plant physiology and adaptation, gene expression, infection and immunity, and microbial physiology.
  • In your third year, you will study at one of our partner institutions abroad where, as well as Biology modules, you'll get the chance to study other topics that you may be interested in discovering.
  • In your final year, you will tailor your degree to your interests through optional modules and a research project of your choice, which may be laboratory, business, computing or communication based.
Year Abroad Expand your horizons and tailor your degree to suit you with a year abroad, where you'll study at one of our partner institutions for a year. Studying abroad can help you grow in confidence, enhance your employability, plus you'll make friends in the country you're studying in and meet other adventurous students from around the world.

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory modules currently include: The Molecules of Life Enzymes and Introduction to Metabolism Molecular and Cellular Biology Human Anatomy and Physiology I Skills for Bioscientists Biodiversity of Life Genetics and Evolution Biosciences Academic Advising and Skills Development I Optional modules may include: Chemical Concepts for Life Scientists A Survey and Monitoring for Biodiversity Principles of Biogeography and Ecology Year 2 Compulsory modules currently include: Molecular Genetics Bioscience Skills: Developing as an Independent Scientist Plant Biology Animal Form and Function Applied Ecology and Conservation Optional modules may include: The Microbial World Neuroscience Year Abroad Year 3 Compulsory modules currently include: Future Outlooks in Biology Research Project Optional modules may include: Science Communication and Public Engagement  Frontiers in Virology and Immunology Applied Bioinformatics and Genomics Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Cancer Biology and Therapy Biology of Ageing Climate Change and Conservation


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C106
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
88%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22700 Year 1
International £22700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Biology with a Year Abroad at University of Kent - UCAS