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Biological Sciences University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate

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About This Course

Study life itself. Discover the why, how and what of living organisms – how we came to be, and how we’ve since evolved.

Our four-year integrated Master’s programme spans the entire scale of biological systems, from molecules to ecosystems. You’ll be able to explore the subject as a whole before selecting your area of specialisation. In your final year you’ll undertake a substantial independent project, which will serve you well if you hope to pursue a career in research, discovering answers to the scientific questions that interest you.

We’re world leaders in biological research, and you’ll benefit from exposure to our cutting-edge research in molecular, cellular and whole-organism biology. You’ll get to grips with the application of science to major global challenges such as environmental management, food security, biotechnology and human health. And you’ll get to explore the role of biology in tackling the challenges society faces today – and in the future.

Overview

Our flagship Biological Sciences degree allows you to study a wide range of science subjects in your first year without prematurely committing yourself to any particular specialisation. You’ll also be given a grounding in mathematics, statistics, computing and chemistry.

As the course progresses, the flexibility of the programme encourages you to explore and pursue your own specialist interests within biological sciences. You’ll also have the chance to develop your specific scientific interests independently in your final year, when you’ll complete a substantial research project.

We aim to provide you with as much academic freedom as possible, so in your second and third years you’ll be offered a defined choice module, which will allow you to select from a huge range of units offered by UEA’s School of Biological Sciences, as well as other Schools across the university.

At UEA we are uniquely partnered with the Norwich Research Park, providing you with access to learning experience that is dynamic and fascinating – and fuelled by research that is happening right here, right now.

Disclaimer

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Course details

Modules

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

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 C105
Institution code E14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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 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 Applied Science, Applied Science (Medical Science) or Animal Management with Science. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services, BTEC Business Administration and BTEC Forensic Science.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
including 12 Level 3 credits in Biology.
Scottish Higher AAABB including 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 including Higher Level 5 in Biology.
Scottish Advanced Higher BCC including Biology or Human Biology.

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 admissions@uea.ac.uk


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £20,200 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ


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01603 591515