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This course starts as a broad-based curriculum at Levels 1 and 2, which allows you to combine a wide range of topics before specialising in areas that interest you at Levels 3 and 4. With any aspect of life sciences, it’s important to understand key theories of biology, from molecular level right up to full body systems and beyond. Your first two years of study will explore core concepts like genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You will develop your practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and designing and running experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course. You can pick modules that interest you and graduate with BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, or choose a pathway – Bioinformatics or Plant Sciences – to have these added to your degree title. The flexibility of our courses also means you can transfer on to a different life sciences degree if you choose the relevant modules. Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field. Lab sessions throughout your degree will help you integrate knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||ABB - AAB||Subjects must include A-Level biology and chemistry, plus GCSE mathematics at C.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||This will only be considered for applications to our Foundation Year in Life Sciences.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB - AABB||Subjects must include Higher biology and chemistry, plus mathematics (at Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C).|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5 to include biology and chemistry, plus Standard Level mathematics at grade 4. A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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