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Evolutionary Biology is a fast growing area of study, utilising ever-more sophisticated technology to unravel the history of life on earth. On our BSc Evolutionary Biology you will utilise our cutting-edge facilities to develop advanced knowledge in this rapidly developing field, which encompasses genetics, animal behaviour and psychology, and examine evolution from many perspectives – from the smallest building blocks of life to entire ecosystems.
As a fast growing area of study, it is led by some of the UK’s foremost internationally-recognised, research active staff in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation on our Penryn Campus in Cornwall. The Centre hosts a large and thriving group of scientists who work at the cutting edge of research on evolutionarily informed organismal biology and run research projects across the globe, from Uganda to Australia. The programme utilises expertise in the Centre to provide you with the skills, concepts and experience to understand all aspects of modern evolutionary biology. The programme encourages an interdisciplinary approach and you will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical and practical techniques used to study evolutionary biology.
Why study Evolutionary Biology at the University of Exeter?
•led by some of the UK’s foremost evolutionary biologists studying topics from the evolution of sex and sexes, to the extinction of species
•undertake challenging research projects at the cutting edge of your field
•work with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
•the only degree in the UK dedicated specifically to Evolutionary Biology
•graduate with outstanding employment prospects
•four year programme with study abroad available
•MSci four year programme available
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - AAB||
Excluding General Studies.
Grade B in one of the following subjects required: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DDD||
Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL Science: Applied Science, Animal Management, Agriculture, Countryside Management, Fish Management, Forestry and Arboriculture, Marine Biology.
Applicants studying any other BTEC Extended Diploma will be required to achieve a Grade B at A Level in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 25 credits
M: 20 credits
|Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 25 L3 credits at Distinction Grade and 20 L3 credits at Merit grade. To include 13 L3 credits at Merit grade in one of the following subject areas: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths. Please also see our GCSE requirements.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB - AAABB||Grade B in one of the following subjects required: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 32 points||Applicants will be considered with IB 34 -32 OR 665 or 655 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have HL Grade 5 in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB - ABB||Grade B in one of the following subjects required: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.|
GCSE Maths at grade B or 5.
English language requirements
GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4
For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|