Biology at Hull is all about ‘hands-on’ learning, with options including genetics, cell biology, physiology, evolution, conservation and environmental change. You can also take modules from other subject areas, including human biology, biochemistry, geography and environmental science – allowing you to build a course to suit your interests and ambitions. We offer a practical Biology with Education module to final-year students, many of whom go on to postgraduate teacher training. Our research informs our teaching. This course could also see you investigating topics such as the evolution of sex, the genomics of crop pests, or genetic adaptation to environmental stress. We pride ourselves on our unique blend of laboratory and field-based practical teaching, as we recognise the need to work across disciplinary boundaries to solve global issues. Guided by our award-winning experts, you’ll gain industry-standard lab skills in cutting-edge techniques like genetic analysis, microscopy, DNA sequencing and DNA programming. The field, analytic and lab skills you’ll learn here are much in demand, and you’ll get the chance to engage with employers in a range of local organisations and businesses. The foundation year is ideal if you don't have the academic qualifications for direct entry onto the degree. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb
Foundation Year Core modules Preparing for Learning in Higher Education Group Challenge (Sciences) Introduction to Data Analysis Compulsory modules Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 Optional modules Foundation Maths Skills Foundation Maths 1 Foundation Mathematics A Year 1 Compulsory modules Chemistry of Life Diversity of Life Evolution Cells and Organelles Principles of Genetics Optional modules Ecology (with optional Dive Training) Human Physiology Year 2 Compulsory modules Genetic Analysis Professional and Research Skills for Biologists Optional modules Evolutionary Biology Molecular Cell Biology Conservation Biology Animal Form and Function Green Planet Behavioural Ecology Fish Ecology Year 3 Choose one of the following Independent Research Project Structured Research Project Biology in Education Optional modules Human Evolution and Genomics Field Studies Sex and Social Behaviour Molecular and Medical Parasitology Insect Biology Extinction Ecotoxicology Wildlife Ecology and Management Practical Conservation Cancer Biology All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.
How to apply
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Points of entry
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The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree. We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application. For applicants with Level 3 qualifications, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk|
|Institution's Own Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|