Biology University of Lincoln

The BSc (Hons) Biology degree at Lincoln covers a diverse range of subject areas while allowing you to develop your own specialisms. The course includes opportunities for overseas field work to study living organisms in their natural environments. Students join a vibrant academic community in the School of Life Sciences and benefit from research-focused teaching by academics. There is an emphasis on practical work, with students conducting their own projects alongside academics and practising researchers. You can participate in two residential field trips in the UK, enabling you to study animals and plants in the wild. There is also an overseas field trip available in your final year as part of the optional 'Overseas Field Course' module.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Lincoln (Main Site)

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

The first year of this degree introduces students to the different elements of biology, including metabolism, evolution, ecology and genetics. In the second year, students can choose to study modules including biomolecules, animal health and disease, animal behaviour, immunology, plant-animal interactions and conservation biology, alongside training in research methods. In the third year, students can select specialist modules including veterinary parasitology, genetics and bioethics, infection sciences, transfusion and transplantation, animal cognition, biotechnology, and forensic anthropology, in addition to undertaking an individual research project to develop independent investigation skills.

For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

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

Course code C100
Institution code L39
Campus name Lincoln (Main Site)

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points To include 40 UCAS Tariff points from A Level Biology or Chemistry or an equivalent qualification.
A level BBB To include grade B from A Level Biology or Chemistry. Practical elements must be passed.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDM BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science accepted, depending on modules studied.
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required, 15 of which must be in Biology or Chemistry.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include English, Maths and Science.

Applicants whose first language is not English will also need British Council IELTS band 6.0 or above or equivalent.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points To include Higher Level grade 5 in Biology or Chemistry.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC To include grade C from Advanced Higher in Biology or Chemistry.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,600 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 each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

Other options for this course