University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biotechnology

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Course summary

Advances in biotechnology currently underpin developments in the three areas that we have traditionally taken for granted: health, food and fuel. However, these subjects are fast numbering among the world’s most pressing global challenges, and it is to advances in biotechnology that we are looking for tomorrow’s answers. Biotechnology is concerned with developing technologies, products and processes that combat disease, harness biocatalysts to produce alternative fuel sources, and facilitate crop production.

Course details

Modules

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

Assessment method

The assessment package for each module can include examination and coursework. The proportion of each will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000-word research paper.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
J700
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
University Centre Shrewsbury
Campus code:
S

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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75%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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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.
Biotechnology at University of Chester - UCAS