Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Summary: This extended degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you don't have the necessary Level 3 qualifications required for direct admission. In the first year of the extended programme you enhance your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences. Course details: Biological science covers everything from the complexities of the genetic code to ecosystems on land and in the oceans. You study modules as diverse as endocrinology, molecular ecology and environmental sustainability. Your broad study base is ideal for employment in a range of biology-related specialisms. In the first year of study you develop your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences, together with material to help you develop numerical, communication, practical and learning skills. Successful completion of your first year enables you to proceed confidently on to the remainder of your degree course. According to the National Student Survey 2016, 100% of students said staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching, 93% of students were satisfied with the teaching on their course and 94% of students were satisfied with academic support. After the course: Graduates are ideally suited to sectors including the food, water, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, as well as careers in environmental agencies, hospitals and government laboratories, teaching or postgraduate research. According to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15, 100% of our BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing their course.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
The first year of this course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations), but you are also expected to spend time on your own - self-study time - to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. One module in each year of your study, excluding your first year (Level 3), involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Your course involves a range of types of assessments including research assignments, laboratory work, presentations and tests.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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:
|UCAS Tariff||32 - 88 points||Offers are tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Grade; PM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access Course.|
Applicants are normally invited for interview. Each applicant will receive an individualised offer following an interview. In cases where an interview cannot take place the typical offer will be 32-88 tariff points including at least 1 A level or equivalent. GCSE English Language and maths at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent. Applications from suitably-motivated students with other equivalent qualifications are warmly welcome.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|