Harper Adams University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Choose Applied Biology. Choose a hands-on science degree that lets you make your mark.
From solving real world environmental problems to developing food, animal and human medicines, applied biology is one the broadest sciences you can study, leading to the widest choice of careers. On our farm, in our laboratories and on placement, you’ll study the molecular, cellular and whole organism activities of micro-organisms, plants and animals. And you’ll graduate with the in-depth knowledge and practical skills for a rewarding career in, for instance, research and development, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, food or environmental science.
Applied biology will suit students who enjoy:
Getting stuck in to science in the field and the lab
Being creative and curious
Solving problems and being analytical
And who are interested in:
Science that relates to the real world
Biological theories and practices
•Academic Skills Development
•Fundamentals of Physiology
•Plant Physiology and Microbiology
•Introduction to Ecology
•Animal Production Systems
•Crop Production Systems
•Biological Molecules and Genetics
•Introduction to the Natural Environment
There will be summative assessed course work throughout the programme, and you will receive written feedback on all course work to help you improve. End-of-module assessments will take place in May/June of each academic year. Course work may be reports, presentations or portfolios, produced individually or in a team.
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.
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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||104 - 120 points||From 3 A2 Levels. General Studies and Critical Think are not acceptable for entry.|
|A level||Biology A level is preferred but not mandatory, please contact us for further information|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
P: 0 credits
|A Science based Access course would be preferred|
|Scottish Higher||AABB||Biology is preferred but not mandatory, please contact us for further information|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||Biology is preferred but not mandatory, please contact us for further information|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept the Welsh Baccalaureate as equivalent to a full A level. For further information please contact the Admissions team.|
Applicants must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science.
Additional entry requirements
This course is eligible for the Harper Adams Excellence and Opportunity Scheme. This Scheme recognises and rewards a limited number of applicants whose academic performance to date and anticipated level three achievements, when considered against the normal entry requirements, are excellent. Eligible applicants will receive an Unconditional offer, that is with no conditions attached. Applicants who also qualify for the Access to Harper Scheme on the basis of disadvantage will be assessed against a slightly lower threshold of ‘excellence’ so that their prior performance is judged in line with the offer grade adjustment, which is normally by one grade.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|