University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Genetics and evolution lie at the very heart of biology and therefore inform our knowledge of life on earth. Evolutionary principles can be used to give us a better understanding of health and disease, how life on earth has changed over time and how it may change in the future. The molecular advances made over the last 50 years have given us whole genome sequencing and the ability to genetically manipulate organisms. The increasing number of organisms that have been sequenced allow deeper probing of Darwin’s ideas and the 'Tree of Life' – which have consequences in fields as wide as medicine, crop production, forensic analysis and zoo breeding programmes.
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The assessment package for each module can include examination and coursework. The proportion of each will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000-word research paper.
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|Campus name||University Centre Shrewsbury|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points|
|A level||DDD||one of the following subjects at GCE A Level Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP||Applied Science|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE (Science) Diploma|
|Scottish Higher||CCCC||including Biology or Chemistry|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||including 5 or above in HL Chemistry or Biology|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H4, H4, H4, H4||including Biology or Chemistry|
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|