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Biochemistry (with placement ) University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate

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Gain a fundamental understanding of life processes at a molecular level. You’ll be prepared for a career examining the molecular basis of life.

Biochemistry involves solving biological problems through an understanding of the molecular basis of life. You will develop your knowledge, techniques and understanding at a fundamental level, preparing you for a wide range of academic, industrial and medically related careers.

In the first year, you’ll study a broad introduction to biosciences. This will give you a foundation from which you will have the option to specialise in specific areas, such as neuroscience, cellular molecular biology, genomics and biotechnology. You will also gain hands-on experience of practical scientific techniques in dedicated undergraduate laboratories, as well as access to specialist technology in research labs.

In the final year, you’ll undertake a research project, giving you first-hand experience as a researcher. Research areas include infection and immunity, industrial biotechnology, neuroscience and developmental biology. You'll learn from academics who are world-class experts in their field.

You’ll graduate with a solid foundation for further study or graduate roles where a broader knowledge of molecular biosciences is needed. The academic and key skills you'll develop mean you will also be prepared for a wide range of alternative careers.

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 C703
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB Compulsory A level subjects
AAB in three A levels including A in Biology and a second science or mathematics subject.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

These entry requirements have been updated for the 2019 entry (last updated August 2018) following the publication of our undergraduate prospectus.

A level Alternative offer

ABB

ABB in three A levels including Biology and a second science or mathematics subject with A in Biology or a second science or mathematics subject plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

These entry requirements have been updated for the 2019 entry (last updated August 2018).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF).

We are able to consider the above qualifications in Applied Science. It is important that you are covering enough of our essential and preferred optional units to make sure that you have sufficient Biology and Chemistry/Mathematics preparation for our course. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application.

You must also have achieved a grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics. If you are taking ‘Unit 7: Mathematical Calculations for Science’ as part of your BTEC (QCF) qualification, then we can consider you with a grade C in GCSE Mathematics.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

If you are studying towards a Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma or a new specification BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF), please contact us for guidance.
Access to HE Diploma D: 33 credits
M: 6 credits
33 credits at Distinction

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Science and Engineering), with at least 33 credits achieved at Distinction and 6 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 30 credits achieved at Distinction from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) units, of which at least 12 credits must be from Biology units.

These entry requirements have been updated for the 2019 entry (last updated August 2018).
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M1 D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including grade D3 in Biology and a second science or mathematics subject.

These entry requirements have been updated for the 2019 entry (last updated August 2018).
Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer

D3, D3, M1

D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects including Biology and a second science or mathematics subject with D3 in Biology or a second science or mathematics subject plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

These entry requirements have been updated for the 2019 entry (last updated August 2018).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points

36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in HL Biology and a second HL science or mathematics subject.

You must study Biology to be considered for this course. We may be able to consider for you for this course if you study either Biology or your second science or mathematics subject at Standard Level (but not both). In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 5, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Biology or a second science or mathematics subject plus 7 in the Standard Level subject.

These entry requirements have been updated for the 2019 entry (last updated August 2018) following the publication of our undergraduate prospectus.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB AB in Advanced Highers

AB in two Advanced Highers including Biology and a second science or mathematics subject plus AAAAB in five Scottish Highers.

These entry requirements have been updated for the 2019 entry (last updated August 2018).

GCSE requirements
GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4 plus GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category C).

English language requirements
Category C
You will normally need one of the following:

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.





AA in A level Biology and a second science or mathematics subject plus D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)/National Extended Certificate (RQF) OR the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (QCF)/Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF). We cannot consider BTEC qualifications in Applied Science alongside Biology and a second science or mathematics subject
AA at A level plus D3 in a Pre-U principal subject including Biology and a second science or mathematics subject
AA at A level plus 6 in an IB HL Certificate including Biology and a second science or mathematics subject. While we do not consider the IB Careers Programme for entry, we are able to consider the combinations of components that are typically offered by this route, such as BTEC and IB HL Certificate combinations
AA in A level Biology and a second science or mathematics subject plus A in the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)
We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications in the same subject area.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-2019/biosciences/bsc-biology/#entry-requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition Fees for 2018/19 entry are to be announced and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on 2017 fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/tuition-fees-for-undergraduate-courses-starting-in-2017/

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