Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road campus.
Our Biology course offers a range of subjects and unique experiences due to close partnerships with organisations such as Chester Zoo and other leading institutes, industries and charities. We supplement classroom learning with opportunities for work placements or fieldwork. There are also opportunities to take part in exciting laboratory-based research.
We undertake diverse research activities that ensure enthusiastic delivery of contemporary content. These include countering the illegal trade in endangered species using DNA-based techniques; improved understanding of disease processes; cancer biology; microbiology; animal behaviour; and conservation biology.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
24 September 2018
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
Assessment consists of coursework and end-of-module examinations (typically 50:50 in a module). Coursework can include practical reports, fieldwork, extended essays, presentations, posters or seminars.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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:
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||B C C - B B C||The Department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A Level: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||BTEC Extended Diploma (Applied Science or Animal Management): DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE (Science) Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit|
|Scottish Higher||B B B B||including Biology|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||including 5 in HL Biology|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3||including Biology|
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|