Bioscience

University Centre West Anglia

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

This degree course is for people looking to work in the science industry or wanting to pursue a career in teaching or lecturing. Similar to all higher level courses at UcWA, the degree is module based. It aims to support students to acquire and demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the scientific disciplines of bioscience and to acquire and apply skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the context of bioscience. You will learn through practical examples, demonstrations and active practice in workshop situations, classes, laboratory experimentation, work placements and fieldwork. Work placement experiences can either be with a student's existing employer or with an organisation participating in the programme. Other skills such as English, maths and IT are developed throughout the course, for example the Biomeasurement module develops maths and IT skills.

Course details

Assessment method

Students are introduced to a range of different forms of assessment and will be in accordance with the learning outcomes and will be both formative (e.g. computer based exercises, non-assessed presentations, class exercises etc) and summative (e.g. unseen and seen examinations, computer-based assessments, essays, practical/field reports, assessed seminar presentations, review and assessment of scientific papers, laboratory skills, project report, work placement report etc). Although employer input is crucial to the success of work-based learning they are not involved directly in the assessment process.


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 codeC700
Institution code W35
Campus nameKing's Lynn campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 88 points 88 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification, e.g. Extended Diploma (MMM). Or successful completion of Access to Science and Nursing or FdSc Bioscience (all modules completed with 120 level 4 credits and 120 level 5 credits). Students without the above are considered depending on relevant experience and aptitude. All applicants must have GCSE English and maths at grade C (4 points) or above and science at grade C or above (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8745 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8745 Year 1
Scotland £8745 Year 1
Wales £8745 Year 1

Additional fee information

The course fee is expected to rise with inflation each year (approximately 3%) but will not increase beyond the maximum amount that the government allows higher education institutions to charge undergraduate students. For more information, go to ucwa.ac.uk
Bioscience at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS