Biological Sciences

University of Exeter

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

TEF Gold

University of Exeter has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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This 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 which 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.

Course details


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 codeC103
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 at University of Exeter - UCAS