University of East Anglia UEA

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, from how we came to be, to how we’ve since evolved.

Our three-year Biological Sciences degree spans the entire scale of biological systems – from molecules to ecosystems. Study with us and you’ll be able to explore the subject as a whole, before selecting the area of specialisation that fascinates you most.

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.

This course has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, following an independent and rigorous assessment.

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 other core sciences such as mathematics, statistics 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 through independent research in your final year, when you’ll complete a substantial research project.

If you love the world around you – examining how this connects to that, and how that impacts on this – our degree is an excellent choice. You’ll cover topics from antibiotic resistance to biofuels, from cancer to bees. And you’ll lay the foundations for a career at the forefront of biological research, where you could have a positive impact on the daily lives of people all over the world.

You will benefit from our enviable position as an integral partner of the Norwich Research Park, which is also home to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and independent, world-renowned research institutes such as the John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Earlham Institute, and the new £75-million Quadram Institute.

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 and Biodiversity. In Year 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.


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 C100
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 BBB or ABC including B in 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 M: 45 credits including 12 Level 3 credits in Biology.
Scottish Higher AABBB 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 31 points including Higher Level 5 in Biology.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC 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


Course contact details

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01603 591515