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Biology (including a Foundation Year)

University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Our Biology course offers a range of subjects and unique experiences due to close partnerships with organisations such as Chester Zoo and other leading institutes, industries and charities. We supplement classroom learning with opportunities for work placements or fieldwork. There are also opportunities to take part in exciting laboratory-based research. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment consists of coursework and end-of-module examinations (typically 50:50 in a module). Coursework can include practical reports, fieldwork, extended essays, presentations, posters or seminars.


Unistats information

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC101
Institution code C55
Campus nameChester
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level DDD The Department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A Level: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP - MMP BTEC Extended Diploma (Applied Science or Animal Management)
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE (Science) Diploma,
Scottish Higher CCCC including Biology
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points including 4 in HL Biology
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H4, H4, H4, H4 including Biology

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

£1,000 fee waiver bringing the fee down from £9,250 to £8,250 The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2017 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Biology (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS