Bristol, University of the West of England

Biological Sciences Bristol, University of the West of England Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

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BSc(Hons) Biological Sciences is about the application of biological science to the real world.

With a hands-on, practical approach to learning, you’ll have lots of opportunities to build your skills in real-world situations.

Study in our microbiology or genetics labs. Go on an expedition to Madagascar or a Cuban island. Learn about primate ecology at Bristol Zoo. Learn the methods and technology at the cutting edge of the field, and explore life from the molecular level to the scale of ecosystems.

With many opportunities to build essential practical experience, the course offers the chance to undertake placements, internships, fieldwork and residential trips in the UK and abroad.

If you choose the sandwich course option, you can spend your third year on placement with a major employer in the pharmaceutical, healthcare or research sector in this country, Europe or further afield.

You’ll apply your academic knowledge to contemporary issues, delve into the areas that most interest you, and expand your career horizons.

Once qualified, you’ll be in a strong position to work in graduate-level jobs in biological sciences. You could work in research and development for companies in the pharmaceutical, healthcare or agrochemical sectors. You could also go into sales, marketing or education, or study for a postgraduate qualification.

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level Grade C or above in a science subject. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM To include 6 units in a science subject.
Access to HE Diploma 15 level 3 credits at merit in a science subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C / 4 or above in English Language, Mathematics and Double Science, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme A minimum grade of 5 in higher level science subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3 in a science subject.

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.

If you don't meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for Foundation Year entry into this or other related degree courses.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/C110/biological-sciences

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Bristol, University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane
Frenchay
Bristol
BS16 1QY


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