University of Exeter has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This four-year version of the BSc Biological Sciences degree includes a year studying abroad, between the second and final years. In this third year you study at a university with which we have established links, for example in North America or Australia, and credit for this academic work counts towards your degree at Exeter.
Biological Sciences is our most popular and flexible degree programme, giving you the option to design either a broad-based biology degree or a more focused degree specialising in areas of biology that interest you. You will have the opportunity to follow one of three specialisms – animal biology, microbiology and infectious disease or molecular and cellular biology – and graduate with your chosen specialism named as part of your degree title, eg, BSc Biological Sciences (Animal Biology).
After a foundation first year, which covers the range of biology from molecules to ecosystems, you have complete freedom of module choice in your second and final years. Options range from forensic science to the ecology of environmental change; from mammalian biology to medical biotechnology; from human molecular biology to a coral reef field course. You can shape your degree as you wish – following one of the named specialisms outlined above, or in other areas, whilst keeping your biological choices broad.
Our Biological Sciences degree leads to a variety of employment and further study opportunities in a wide spectrum of bioscience-related areas and can also act as an excellent foundation for non science-related career paths.
Why study Biological Sciences at Exeter?
•study a broad-based biology curriculum with the scope to specialise as you progress, including the option to follow one of three named specialisms that can be reflected in the degree title with which you graduate
•experience teaching graded nationally as ‘Excellent’ with staff who are research leaders
•work in state-of-the-art learning facilities
•undertake field courses overseas or in the UK
•take the opportunity to study abroad
•acquire key transferable skills and knowledge
•carry out challenging independent research
•graduate with outstanding employment prospects
How 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.
|Campus name||University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)|
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Excluding General Studies.
Biology and another A-level Science subject at Grade A required.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||
Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL requirements: Applied Science, Animal Management, Agriculture, Countryside Management, Fish management, Forestry and Arboriculture.
Applicants studying any other BTEC Extended Diploma will also require Grade A at GCE AL in Biology and another Science subject.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade. This must include 15 L3 credits at Distinction Grade in Biology and 15 L3 credits at Distinction grade in another Science. Please also see our GCSE entry requirements|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB||Biology and another Science subject at Grade A required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||Applicants will be considered with IB 36 OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Higher Level Grade 6 in Biology and another Science subject.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB||Biology and another Science subject at Grade A required.|
GCSE Maths at grade B or 5 and either GCSE Double Award Science or GCSE Chemistry at grade C or 4.
English language requirements
GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4
For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|