IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO APPLY FOR YEAR 1 PLEASE REFER TO BSc (Hons) BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (UCAS code C100)
A wide variety of industries rely upon the specialist skills of the microbiologist. Hence graduates enjoy career opportunities in such diverse fields as healthcare, food and water industries, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and research, both government and academic.
The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences has an excellent teaching and research record. It combines a friendly learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities. It offers a range of support tailored to individual needs where necessary, including "open door" access. Major emphasis is placed upon laboratory work throughout the programme. This enhances your learning, by linking theory with practice, giving you the lab skills which employers seek.
The abilities of our students are developed throughout the programme from first year onwards; initially students are introduced to a whole range of skills, including computer competence, laboratory and Assessment Methods.
Assessment methods are designed to produce graduates with a balanced knowledge and understanding of all branches of the subject and to allow our students to become enquiring, independent learners exhibiting high levels of professionalism.
Half of our assessment is practically based, providing hands-on laboratory skills and experience of data handling and presentation which not only makes our programme distinctive but also attractive to employers seeking to find graduates with the necessary skills and competencies.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Royal Society of Biology
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 2
- Year 3
|A level||BBC||Including Chemistry plus GCSE Double Science at BB or Biology, English and Maths at B/6|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||in relevant subject including Biology and Chemistry plus GCSE English and Maths at B and Double Science at BB|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||to include Higher Chemistry, one other science and essay-based subject (English, History or Modern Studies) plus Nat 5 Maths, English, Biology or Human Biology at B|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||with 5 at Higher level in Chemistry and Biology at least at Standard|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||To include Chemistry plus one other science and essay-based subject (English, History or Modern Studies)|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||O2||from Maths, English and Biology or Human Biology along with the required subjects and grades from Higher Level|
Year 1 entry: HNC in related subject ;at least 12 credits (B in Graded unit);
Year 2 entry: HNC in related subject 15/16 credits (A in Graded unit must include Genetics and DNA Structure/Physiology Units ; HND (min BB in graded unit).
|Scottish HND||Year 3 entry: HND in related subject (AB in graded units). (If B in GU in Year 1,need A in GU in Year 2)|
SWAP Access to Science BBB overall
IELTS 6.0 with no individual element below 5.5 or equivalent
B in Higher ESOL
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/courses/details/index.php/P00295/Cell_and_Molecular_Biology?utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no element below 5.5|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
0141 331 8630
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