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Biological Sciences University of Brighton Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our Biological Sciences BSc(Hons) covers everything from microbiology, human and animal physiology and biochemistry to ecology, genetics, and molecular biology. You will discover how modern biology can be used to understand and change the world we live in.

With an emphasis on applied learning, this course allows you to explore biological systems at molecular, cell, tissue and whole organism levels. You have the freedom to shape your learning experience and career through option modules, and an optional placement year.

You will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills on field trips and by using our specialist labs and facilities. Current destinations for optional field trips include South Africa and Portugal.

You will learn with a course team who are internationally recognised experts in their field, with research strengths in areas such as zoonotic disease, human physiology, diabetes, genomics, disease processes, and ecology and conservation.

If you achieve the required standard in year 2, you can choose to progress directly to the third year of the Biological Sciences MSci and study towards a masters-level qualification.
Guaranteed interview scheme for medicine

All students on this course who fulfil the eligibility criteria are guaranteed an interview with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) if they want to pursue a degree in medicine.

See the Course in Detail section for information about entry requirements and eligibility.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 104 points
A level CCC - BCC A levels to include Biology.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall and at least 45 credits at Level 3, to include 24 credits at merit or above. Must include 12 credits at level 3 in Biology.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least three subjects, which must include English language, Mathematics and a Science.
HND (BTEC) May enable you to start the course in year 2.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Must include three subjects at Higher Level, including Biology and another science at Higher Level grade 4.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,604 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

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2020–21. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,290 for home students and £2,076 for international students. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.

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University of Brighton
Mithras House
Lewes Road
Brighton
BN2 4AT


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