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This course provides a comprehensive, modern treatment of microbial, plant and animal (including human) biology, and emphasises many specialisms which, by virtue of recent rapid technical advances, are strengthening the impact that biology has on society. The breadth of these topics will prepare you for careers in both biological and non-biological disciplines. This course is recommended for students who expect to follow a career in the biological sciences and would benefit from an additional year of masters-level research training. Your research will be conducted in our modern laboratories, where you will have freedom to specialise in the areas of biology that most appeal to your interests and aspirations.
In your first year, you will study the biology of animals, plants and microbes and the biochemical, evolutionary and genetic processes that underlie their biology. In your second year, a major theme is health and disease in humans, other animals and plants. You will learn about the genetic and developmental basis of disease, the fundamental biology of pathogens and parasites, and what happens when the nervous system doesn’t work properly. The third year includes a major practical project that allows you to undertake your own biological investigation as well as varied optional modules. In your fourth year, you will focus on designing and implementing your own research project working alongside expert academics.
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How to apply
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|Campus name||University Park Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||including biology plus one other science subject (chemistry, physics or maths preferred, geography and psychology are also accepted) A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||including 15 credits in Biology at distinction|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||in combination with grades AA in Scottish Advanced Highers, to include Biology and a second science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Acceptable in combination with two A-level science subjects, including Biology|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||including Biology and a second science subject. Offers made in combination with grades AABBB in the Scottish Highers|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||5/6 in biology and one other science, in any order, at Higher Level|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||Acceptable in combination with 2 science A-level qualifications, to include Biology.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M1, M2||Including Biology and a second science subject|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4), Mathematics grade C (numeric grade 4)|
European Baccalaureate - 80% including 75% in Biology and 75% in another science subject. Contact Admissions for other acceptable qualifications.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.