University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our Biological Sciences MSci explores biological systems at molecular, cell, tissue and whole organism levels. Through practical teaching driven by research, you will learn to apply scientific knowledge and investigative skills to help find solutions to environmental and societal issues.
This integrated degree provides extra in-depth study at masters level, enabling you to develop advanced research skills and specialise in subjects that interest you most.
You will learn with a course team who are internationally recognised experts in their field, with research strengths in areas such as zoonotic disease, human physiology, diabetes, disease processes and ecology and conservation.
You will undertake an individual research project and gain practical experience through laboratory classes and fieldwork, allowing you to further develop your skills. Destinations for optional field trips currently include South Africa and Portugal.
You’ll also benefit from access to our specialist facilities, which include an Image Analysis Unit and purpose-built ecology, microbiology, molecular biology and tissue culture labs, as well as the option to undertake a placement year.
How to apply
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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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||128 - 112 points||
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level ABB-BBC (128–112 UCAS Tariff points) including A level Biology, or BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–DMM to include A-level Biology at grade B. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.
We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non-academic achievements.
|A level||ABB - BBC||Must include A-level Biology.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM||Plus A-level Biology at grade B.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 24 credits||Pass with 60 credits overall. Must include 24 credits at distinction in biology and chemistry. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||At least three GCSE subjects at grade C or grade 4 including Maths, English Language and a Science.|
|HND (BTEC)||May enable you to start the course in year two.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||32 points including a grade 5 in chemistry and biology at Higher level. English at Standard level 5 or Higher level 4, and maths at Standard level 4|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H3, H3, H3, H3||To include specified subjects.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all four elements|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|