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Biology with Studies in the USA University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate

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Biology is at the centre of every living thing and the exploration of this subject in greater depth has led to a wider understanding of the world around us and our interaction with it.

As technology continues to advance, and the possibility to research into new areas and make ground-breaking discoveries improves, highly-trained professionals are needed to help analyse our rapidly changing environment. Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, our BSc (Hons) Biology with Studies in the USA degree will provide you with the opportunity to explore the human, animal and environmental strands of biology whilst allowing you to specialise in areas that particularly interest you.

You can opt to take this course with a year of study in the USA: an exchange programme with the University of Toledo in Ohio has been running for over 30 years. The University of Toledo is considered to be a top global player when it comes to taking research from the laboratory to the world, and has been recognised by the American Society of Landscape Architects as one of the 22 most beautiful landscaped campuses in the United States.

Features
• Practical training in our state of the art Bodmer laboratories will equip you with many of the subject-specific, personal and practical skills that you will need for your future career
• Placement year opportunities (between years two and three) will enhance your employability
• A wide variety of UK field trips are on offer to assist your studies in marine biology, parasitology, ecology and biodiversity
• Taught by internationally-leading researchers in parasitology, biomedical science and molecular biology

Course details

Modules

Year one modules may include: Molecules to Microbes, Genetics, Cell Biology , Biodiversity, Biological Skills, Study Skills. In year 2 at the University of Toledo, you can choose from a range of modules similar to those offered in year 2 of the degree at Salford. You will be supported by a tutor based in Salford whom you will have had as your 1st year tutor. You will also be supported by a local tutor in Toledo. Year three- you can undertake a lab-based research project for 40 credits, and choose four modules from the following list, or take a literature/data analysis project worth 20 credits, plus five from the following: Biology of Parasites, Advanced Pathophysiology, Biotechnology, Applied Freshwater Biology, Evolution, Development and Adaption, Clinical Immunology, Frontiers in Wildlife Biology, Human Microbiology and Infection Control.


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 C102
Institution code S03
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points
A level 104-120 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Biology.
A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Suitable Science subject, including Biology.
Access to HE Diploma 104-120 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in a suitable Science subject.
Scottish Higher 104-120 UCAS points from Higher Level, to include Higher Level Biology
AS Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.
Extended Project Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Including grade 4 in Higher Level Biology.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104-120 UCAS points from Higher Level, including Higher Level Biology.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D - D*D* Suitable Science subject, including Biology.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.


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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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