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. 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, BSc Biology is for you and can lead to a huge range of career possibilities when you graduate. At Worcester you will benefit from small class sizes and easy access to the lecturing staff in the course team, helping you to study in a friendly and productive learning environment. The great thing about studying BSc Biology is that you get to explore the whole of the biological sciences (including human biology, zoology, plant biology, molecular biology and biochemistry) in great detail and you will be taught by experts in these many different fields that cover a general Biology course. Key features -Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology who praised the comprehensive range of skills included in the students’ “skills passport” and positive learning environment. -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. Recent University of Worcester achievements 1. The University of Worcester has been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in the Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings every year since its inception in 2019. The University has also been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Gender Equality in all years of the rankings and currently holds the number one spot (2023). 2. Worcester rose to become the number one English university (excluding specialist institutions) for sustained employment, further study, or both, three and five years after graduation in the 2022 Government-published Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey, having been in the top 10 in 2020 and 2021. 96% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022) 3. For almost three decades, the University of Worcester has been educating professionals to work in the health and social care sectors, from Nurses and Midwives to Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, Paramedics to Physician Associates. Each year, hundreds of professionals graduate from Worcester and go on to make a significant contribution to society. The University’s new medical school welcomed its first cohort of students in September 2023. The Three Counties Medical School will help to address the pressing need for more doctors in this left-behind part of the Country. 4. Worcester is a leader in sustainability and has been awarded First Class Honours in the People and Planet Green League each and every year since 2009. In 2019, the University was named Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards and was Highly Commended in the global awards at the UN.
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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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