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This hands-on BSc offers you the chance to examine the interaction of biological systems alongside developing the specialist skills needed to apply biological concepts to the solution of practical problems. The first two years of the degree are dedicated to developing your core knowledge of the discipline, and you’ll get the chance to choose units that you are particularly passionate about in years two and four, with a particular highlight being the international field trip. Year three provides that all-important chance to experience biological sciences in the world of work, as you’ll complete a five or 30-week placement in industry, and in your final year you’ll get to undertake a piece of research that interests you. Within six months of completing their course, 85% of our students are working or studying (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018). Graduates from this degree have gone on to work in industries surrounding biotechnology, forensic and biomedical research, environmental science and education to name a few.
You will study a number of units including biological research skills, cell biology, chemistry, diversity of life, human anatomy and physiology, practical skills in biology, advances skills in biological sciences, evolutionary biology, independent research project along with a number of optional units.
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How 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!
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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 4
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||The entry requirements for this course are 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points (Grade DMM)|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||104 tariff points (Grade D*D)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points||28 - 31 overall including grade H5 from 2 Higher Level subjects|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Extended Project||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature, Mathematics and Science grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications. We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||112 tariff points (Grade DMM)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||104 tariff points (Grade D*D)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|