University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road Campus.
A combination of forensic aspects with a thorough grounding in the traditional science of biology, in particular the molecular biology techniques and DNA profiling. The techniques learnt are transferable to other biological disciplines and provide a solid foundation for anyone wanting to study further.
Our Biology course offers a range of subjects and unique experiences due to close partnerships with organisations such as Chester Zoo and other leading institutes, industries and charities. We supplement classroom learning with opportunities for work placements or fieldwork. There are also opportunities to take part in exciting laboratory-based research.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
For Forensic Biology, assessments are designed to challenge and encourage both your academic skills and skills valid in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and end-of-module examinations. Coursework includes essays and reports, data processing and oral presentations.
For Biology, assessment consists of coursework and end-of-module examinations (typically 50:50 in a module). Coursework can include practical reports, fieldwork, extended essays, presentations, posters or seminars.
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.
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BBC - BCC||
112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels. Typical offer - BCC/BBC The department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry:
GCE A Level: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Science
GCE Applied A Level: Applied Science
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||BTEC Extended Diploma (Applied Science): DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to Science course to include 15 level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits at Merit|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||BBBB including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||26 points including 5 in Biology or Chemistry|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H4, H4, H4, H4||One of these should include Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology|
Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|