Biology at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Explore life and the natural world through studying elements of animals (including humans), plants, genetics, microbiology, ecology and conservation. Our course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, and has a strong focus on practical application. You'll spend time in our specialist labs, gaining hands-on experience in biological research from term one, year one. Some of your learning will also take place in modern lecture theatres, and your studies will involve computer-aided learning and exciting fieldwork opportunities. Placements in industry are available and our research-active academic staff ensure that teaching is informed by the latest research developments. This course incorporates a personal research project into your final year, which you will tailor to suit your personal interests and aspirations under the guidance of our expert academics. Some students have even had their work published in scientific journals. The integrated masters (MSci) version of this course provides you with additional research experience, preparing you for your future career or further postgraduate study.


There are a range of optional modules to choose from in every year of the course. You'll study these alongside core modules. In your first year, you'll study the biology of animals, plants and microbes and the biochemical, evolutionary and genetic processes that underlie their biology. The experimental approach forms a key component to the year, with modules teaching practical skills and the principles of experimental design and analysis. In your second year, a major theme is health and disease in humans, other animals and plants. You'll 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. In your third year you'll work on a year-long research project, alongside studying optional modules. This major practical project that allows you to undertake your own biological investigation. In addition, there are wide-ranging optional modules. The research project is a biological investigation to suit your personal interests and aspirations, taken under the guidance of our expert academics. If you choose to study the integrated masters (MSci), you’ll complete a year-long research project in your fourth year. This could be lab- or literature-based. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Biology is one of the progression pathways for our Science with a Foundation Year course. Requirements for progression are: Foundation Biological Science - 55% Foundation Chemistry - 55% Overall pass - 40%

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 6.0 in any element
TOEFL (iBT)87Minimum of 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27200* Year 1
EU £27200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Biology at University of Nottingham - UCAS