University of Nottingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This course is dynamic and flexible, offering a range of optional modules, which range from molecular genetics to conservation. We incorporate a strong element of practical application into our degrees, and you will spend time in our specialist laboratories gaining hands-on experience in biological research. In addition, your learning will take place in modern lecture theatres, through computer-aided learning, and through exciting field work opportunities. This course incorporates a personal research project into your final year, which may be laboratory, field or IT-based, and which you will tailor to suit your personal interests and aspirations under the guidance of our expert academics.
In your first year, you will study the biology of animals, plants and microbes and the biochemical, evolutionary and genetic processes that underlie their biology. The experimental approach forms a key component to the year, with modules teaching practical skills and the principles of experimental design and analysis. In your second year, a major theme is health and disease in humans, other animals and plants. You will learn about the genetic and developmental basis of disease, the fundamental biology of pathogens and parasites, and what happens when the nervous system doesn’t work properly. The third year includes a major practical project that allows you to undertake your own biological investigation. In addition, there are wide-ranging optional modules.
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 Park Campus|
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|
including biology plus one other science subject (chemistry, physics or maths preferred, geography and psychology are also accepted)
A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||including 15 credits in Biology at distinction|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||in combination with grades AA in Scottish Advanced Highers, to include Biology and a second science|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M1, M2||Including Biology and a second science subject|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4), Mathematics grade C (numeric grade 4)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||5/6 in biology and one other science, in any order, at Higher Level|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Acceptable in combination with two A-level science subjects, including Biology|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||
including Biology and a second science subject.
Offers made in combination with grades AABBB in the Scottish Highers
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||Acceptable in combination with 2 science A-level qualifications, to include Biology.|
European Baccalaureate - 80% including 75% in Biology and 75% in another science subject
GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4), Mathematics grade C (numeric grade 4)
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£23,760 *||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.