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This is a four-year programme which starts by giving a broad understanding of the biological sciences including evolution, ecology, biochemistry and cell and molecular biology. You will also receive training in essential scientific methods and techniques, including applied maths and statistics. You then begin to specialise in either Plant Science or Microbiology in years 2 and 3, culminating with an advanced project in your specialism in year 4.
Plant Science or Microbiology are explored at an advanced level in this programme. This occurs through a wide range of modules encompassing the molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and the environmental factors affecting plants for the Plant Science specialism, and the pathological, biochemical, genetic and molecular aspects of microorganisms for the Microbiology specialism. Both benefit from collaboration with our partners at the world-class research institutes the John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and the Institute of Food Research, whom, with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the University comprise the Norwich Research Park. The Research Park is home to Europe’s largest collection of plant and microbial scientists.
A number of our students take this unique opportunity to undertake casual work or summer placements across the Park, gaining valuable extra-curricular experience of plant biology or microbiology in its most modern idiom
Year 1 is common to both Plant Science and Microbiology Specialisms. You will study a common broad first year for both Plant Science and Microbiology specialisms which covers all the essential areas underpinning plant science and microbiology including evolution, ecology, biochemistry and cell and molecular biology. Towards the end of your first year you will select your specialism and follow one of the pathways.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
In Year 1 you will study a broad range of subjects, including evolution, ecology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology. In Years 2 and 3, you will be able to focus on one aspect of biological sciences or study a broad range of disciplines such as Biochemistry, Genetics, Cancer Biology and Social Evolution. Your final year will be spent undertaking a year-long research project which is excellent preparation for further study.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||Including Biology or Human Biology. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||
In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services, BTEC Business Administration and BTEC Forensic Science.
BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Science pathway with 12 level 3 credits in Biology.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||Including Higher A in Biology or Human Biology.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||With Higher Level 5 in Biology. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BCC||Including Biology or Human Biology. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email email@example.com
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component).|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Norwich Research Park
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