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Course summary

Gain practical experience in areas at the forefront of knowledge on this dynamic Biology degree. Our Biology course offers a range of subjects and unique experiences due to links with Chester Zoo and other leading institutes, industries and charities. We supplement classroom learning with opportunities for work placements or fieldwork, and there are also opportunities to take part in exciting laboratory-based research. This course introduces a variety of topics across the whole field of modern biology and emphasises that it is a science firmly grounded in observation and experimentation. We will encourage you to become a member of relevant, professional societies, such as a member of the Royal Society of Biology, and participate at organised events. Exciting Research Opportunities We undertake diverse research activities that ensure enthusiastic delivery of contemporary content. These include countering the illegal trade in endangered species using DNA-based techniques; improved understanding of disease processes; cancer biology; microbiology; animal behaviour; and conservation biology. If you’re interested in research, we have an experiential module that involves a range of field trips. In the past we have been to the Philippines, Madagascar and Egypt.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment consists of coursework and end-of-module examinations (typically 50:50 in a module). Coursework can include practical reports, fieldwork, extended essays, presentations, posters or seminars.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C100
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
Chester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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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

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Biology at University of Chester - UCAS