Biology Bath Spa University

This course covers all the core aspects of biology while still allowing you to develop expertise in specialist areas. Biology has a strong practical element and you will have plenty of opportunities to study plants and animals in the wild as well as in the laboratory. There is also a strong human biology thread in our degree programme. As well as scheduled practical sessions, day trips and residential field trips provide the opportunity to study topics in greater depth.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

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Course details


Year 1 modules: Introduction to Biological Sciences (compulsory), Biodiversity and Conservation, Food Nutrition and Health, Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Global Food Issues, Human Biology and Investigating Earth Environments. Year 2 modules: Biology: The Science of Life (compulsory), Biological Research Skills (compulsory), Applied Microbiology, Biodiversity Tools and Techniques, Ecology, Environmental Sustainability, Epidemiology and Public Health, Food Product Development, Human Pathophysiology and Nutrition, Work Placement, Abnormal Psychology, Biological and Cognitive Psychology and Science Publishing. Year 3 modules: Biology Dissertation (compulsory), Animal Behaviour, Digital Imaging, Environmental Consultancy, Food Safety, Marine Biology, Medical Biology, Nature Conservation in Context, Nutrition and Exercise Science, Plants and People, Enterprise: Creating Your Own Business, Successful Freelancing, Science Publishing Project, Neuropsychology and Individuals, Health and Society.

How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

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

Course code C100
Institution code B20
Campus name Main Site

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BCC - CCC A level grades CCC with a minimum Grade C in Biology, Human Biology, Environmental Science or Social Biology including a Pass in the Practical Skills Assessment or Geography related subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma MMM Extended Diploma minimum grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) accepted in a science or related subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) in a science or related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points A minimum score of 26 points with evidence of study in Science accepted.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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