What makes Biology at the University of Worcester special? Biology is one of the most actively changing subjects in the sciences, with biologists constantly seeking solutions to the many challenges that shape our world. On our Biology degree, we engage with the subject at every level, from the molecular level through whole organisms and beyond to their relationships with each other and the wider environment. The great thing about doing Biology is that you get to explore the whole of the subject in great detail. It means you have a wide choice when it comes to choosing your modules for the final year and especially choosing what kind of research project you want to take for your dissertation. So whether you fall in love with the subject at the biochemical level or whether your passion is about whole organisms and how they interact, Biology is for you. Key features
- Flexible structure: specialise in your particular areas, such as molecular biology or physiology, or keep your interests wider if you prefer.
- Study in a friendly and supportive environment.
- Opportunity to undertake an optional semester abroad.
- Links with local Wildlife Trusts (including Worcestershire Wildlife Trust) and other environmental and conservation agencies, Sea Life Centres and Safari Parks.
- Follow your interests and career aspirations by choosing your research project. Recent topics have included Behavioural studies of Barbary Macaques, Reproduction in Amphibians, Extracting DNA from hair samples in small mammal traps, mapping Arabidopsis SPH gene duplication and designing a molecular test to examine Nosema infection in beehives
- Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
- Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
- Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)
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How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html
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Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.