Biological Sciences University of Brighton

Undergraduate

Covering everything from microbiology, human physiology and biochemistry, to ecology, genetics and molecular biology, this degree allows students to discover how modern biology can be used to understand and change the world we live in. With an emphasis on practical learning, students explore biological systems at molecular, cell, tissue and whole organism levels. Using facilities that replicate industry, and undertaking placement opportunities, students graduate with the skills needed for a career in the biosciences. Fieldwork in the UK and overseas, including the option to visit South Africa, further develops practical skills. Students learn with internationally recognised teaching staff who are experts in their fields.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Brighton

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


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!

Application codes

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

Course code C120
Institution code B72
Campus name Brighton
Campus code B

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 104 - 96 points Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BCC–CCC (104–96 UCAS Tariff points) including A level Biology, or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.
We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non-academic achievements.
A level BCC - CCC A levels to include Biology.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - MMM
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 27 points Specified subjects required.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
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

For Home or EU applicants placement years attract an annual fee of £1,230. Many of our courses include the option of a salaried placement year. Standard tuition fees for full-time international students starting in 2018 vary by course type : Classroom-based courses £12,900 per year. Non-classroom based (laboratory/workshop-based) courses £14,040 per year Placement year £2,000 per year. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder (brighton.ac.uk/courses). Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include things such as health or criminal record checks, specialist materials and mandatory field trips. Optional field trips, accommodation and course materials are not included in the tuition fees and you will need to pay for these yourself. Please contact the school that delivers your course about possible extra costs before you apply. The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2018–19. 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- 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.