University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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
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
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.|
Review our English Language requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|