Bangor University

Biology Bangor University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Gold

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The Master in Biology is an extended undergraduate programme which allows students to graduate either with BSc (Hons) at the end of the third year or with a Master at the end of the fourth year. If at the end of Year 2 a sufficient standard is achieved, then progression onto the Masters yeBiology covers both the unity and diversity of living organisms. You will be able to develop interests in plant and animal science and receive a thorough grounding in cell and molecular biology, as well as access modules as diverse as marine ecology and medical genetics. Evolutionary, ecological and environmental aspects are strongly emphasised and there is opportunity to follow applied aspects of biology and to learn about fundamental biological processes and mechanisms. Extensive use is made of the exceptional range of local terrestrial and aquatic habitats during field courses and practical classes. We are unusual among British Universities in having our own botanical gardens with various habitats for biological studies. We are also part of the Environment Centre Wales which is a partnership venture between Bangor University and the Natural Environment Research Council’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). You will receive training that covers the biology of plants and animals – from their molecular biology to their function in natural communities. We provide a diversity of laboratory and field biology experience, enabling you to acquire transferable skills (data analysis, group work, writing and presentational skills, IT skills). Biologists are able to choose from a variety of modules across the School making it possible to specialise in different aspects of Biology depending on individual preferences. Possibilities range from plant diversity and ecosystem functioning through to whole-organism studies down to molecules and cells, with consideration of animal/plant form and function. We also offer modules on human health and disease and enable students to undertake field work.

Course details

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.


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 C101
Institution code B06
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 128 points Typical offer is based on a minimum 128 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.
• A Levels (including grade B in Biology)
• International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H6 in Biology)
• BTEC National/Extended Diploma: DDM including merits in 4 Biology modules**
• City & Guilds Advanced Technical (1080) / Extended Diploma: Distinction overall including 4 Biology modules**
• Access to HE in the Sciences**: Pass
**For a list of the acceptable science modules/subject areas, please visit the website
• Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
• Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma is not accepted
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements
We also welcome applications from mature applicants
*For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/4 in English, Maths and Double Award Science


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees and scholarship information for International applicants can be found here: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/international/future/Finance_and_scholarship.php

Provider information

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Bangor University
Bangor (Wales)
LL57 2DG


Course contact details

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The Admissions Office

01248 383717

Fax: 01248 370451