University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biology

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Develop the knowledge and skills to play a vital role as a practical scientist and interpreter of modern bioscience. Gain a broad range of skills and knowledge by learning about life on all scales, from the molecular to global ecosystems. You’ll study different topics in modern biosciences, as well as having the option to focus on some specific areas. In the first two years, you’ll gain a foundation in the biosciences through a set of core units. You’ll also gain hands-on experience of practical scientific techniques in dedicated undergraduate laboratories. In the final year, you’ll undertake a research project, giving you first-hand experience as a researcher and the opportunity to contribute to some of the world-leading research in the Department. You will graduate with a solid foundation for further study or graduate roles where a broader knowledge of biosciences is needed. The academic and key skills you develop will also prepare you for a wide range of other careers. The Master of Biology (MBiol) provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to research and advanced practical techniques. You’ll study master's-level units and carry out a major research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.

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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

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Course codeC101
Institution code B16
Campus nameMain Site
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 AAB Typical Offer: AAB in three A levels including A in Biology and a second science or mathematics subject. The second subject can be: Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electronics, Environmental Science, Food Science or Food Technology, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Further Mathematics, Physics, Psychology or Statistics If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative offer: ABB in three A levels including Biology and a second science or mathematics subject with A in Biology or a second science or mathematics subject plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD We are able to consider the above qualifications in Applied Science. It is important that you are covering enough of our essential and preferred optional units to make sure that you have sufficient Biology and Chemistry/Mathematics preparation for our course. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application. You must also have achieved a grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma D: 33 credits M: 6 credits 33 credits at Distinction A pass in the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Science and Engineering), with at least 33 credits achieved at Distinction and 6 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 30 credits achieved at Distinction from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) units, of which at least 12 credits must be from Biology units.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF). We are able to consider the above qualifications in Applied Science. It is important that you are covering enough of our essential and preferred optional units to make sure that you have sufficient Biology and Chemistry/Mathematics preparation for our course. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application. You must also have achieved a grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics. If you are taking ‘Unit 7: Mathematical Calculations for Science’ as part of your BTEC (QCF) qualification, then we can consider you with a grade C or 4 in GCSE Mathematics.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB AB in Advanced Highers AB in two Advanced Highers including Biology and a second science or mathematics subject plus AAAAB in five Scottish Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in HL Biology and a second HL science or mathematics subject. You must study Biology to be considered for this course. We may be able to consider for you for this course if you study either Biology or your second science or mathematics subject at Standard Level (but not both). In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 5, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Biology or a second science or mathematics subject plus 7 in the Standard Level subject.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M1 Typical Offer: D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including grade D3 in Biology and a second science or mathematics subject. Alternative Offer: D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects including Biology and a second science or mathematics subject with D3 in Biology or a second science or mathematics subject plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

GCSE requirements GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4 plus GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category C).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-2019/biosciences/bsc-biology/#entry-requirements


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/
Biology at University of Bath - UCAS