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Course summary

Our biology degree explores the fascinating processes of life, from the chemical reactions inside cells to drug discovery for diseases, through to environmental impact and global climate change. Delivered by the School of Science and the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), our cutting-edge degree allows you to study a broad range of subjects or choose modules to suit your interests. We offer topics as diverse as cancer therapeutics, applied plant ecology and neuroscience. You will learn the skills to address some of the greatest problems facing humanity, from producing enough food to feed a growing world to treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. You will have plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice through laboratory sessions and fieldwork, including an international placement. The extensive careers options for biology graduates include research roles in academic, governmental and commercial laboratories, positions in food and farming start-ups, and roles in education. You could prepare for careers in medical research investigating cures or inspire the next generation of scientists by becoming a biology teacher. What you should know about this course

  • Specialise from year two onwards in a wide choice of modules - from cancer research to ecology and research an original project of your choice in the third year working with professors in the relevant fields.
  • Travel abroad for a field trip, hear from speakers with international experience and benefit from expertise in global issues such as biofuels, food security and biodiversity.
  • Research an original project of your choice in the third year working with professors in the relevant fields
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link:

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please follow this link for more information: https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/fees
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