Biology University of Kent

Biology influences our everyday lives, and is at the forefront of social change, for example, stem-cell research, the use of genetically-modified organisms, humanity’s effect on the environment, and sustainable energy and food production. Studying Biology, you investigate, describe and analyse the structures and functions of living organisms together with how they interact with the environment. This BSc programme provides a broad survey of the various biological disciplines, including anthropology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, evolution, genetics, infection and immunity, microbiology, and the physiology of animals and plants. Opportunities are available to work in one of our research labs during the summer vacation after your second year. The Stacey Fund provides funding for 20 to 30 eight-week Summer Studentships annually. These optional projects offer an ideal opportunity to gain further hands-on research experience.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


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 C103
Institution code K24
Campus name 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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB including Biology or Human Biology at grade B or A-Level Double Award Applied Science at BB, including the practical endorsement of any science qualifications taken.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma BTEC qualifications are considered on an individual basis by the Admissions Officer within the School
Access to HE Diploma The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis.
Scottish Higher Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points or 15 points at Higher Level including HL Biology at 5 or SL Biology at 6

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,400 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

Full-time fees for 2018/19 for international students are £18,400 for laboratory programmes and £15,200 for non-laboratory programmes.