University of Chester

Forensic Biology and Biology University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

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

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 FC41
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Clearing contact details

Admissions Office

08081642713

Fax: 01244 511603

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday's 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Except: Thursday 15th August 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 16th August 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 17th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 18th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300