University of Chester

Biotechnology University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Advances in biotechnology currently underpin developments in the three areas that we have traditionally taken for granted: health, food and fuel. However, these subjects are fast numbering among the world’s most pressing global challenges, and it is to advances in biotechnology that we are looking for tomorrow’s answers. Biotechnology is concerned with developing technologies, products and processes that combat disease, harness biocatalysts to produce alternative fuel sources, and facilitate crop production.

Course details

Modules

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs

Assessment method

The assessment package for each module can include examination and coursework. The proportion of each will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000-word research paper.


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 J700
Institution code C55
Campus name University Centre Shrewsbury
Campus code S

Points of entry

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 112 points
A level BCC - BBC 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
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 BBBB 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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Clearing contact details

Admissions Office

08081642710

Fax: 01244 511603

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday's 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Except: Thursday 16th August 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 17th August 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday 18th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 19th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300