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To gain a profound understanding of how living things function, grow and reproduce we must refine our focus to the molecular level. Studying Molecular Biology at Royal Holloway, University of London will give you an insight into the molecular mechanisms that control all life processes on Earth.
This flexible programme focusses on the co-ordinated expression and interaction of genes and their products, before giving you the chance to tailor your studies in years 2 and 3 with a selection of optional modules including Evolution, Developmental Biology, Climate Change and Cell and Molecular Neuroscience.
You’ll study at our state-of-the-art School of Biological Sciences, where a recent £16 million investment has helped to provide specialist equipment for mass spectrometry, bioinformatics and gene and protein sequencing. Gain laboratory experience across the three years, joining our renowned research culture in year three as you complete your individual research project alongside our expert academics. The School of Biological Sciences was ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Develop your interest in Molecular Biology and you’ll graduate with a range of transferrable skills that will make you an attractive prospect to employers in a variety of fields. School of Biological Sciences graduates have gone on to find careers in fields including forensic medicine, medical research and pharmaceuticals, and Molecular Biology will give you a robust skillset to take into your chosen career.
Gain skills and knowledge to take into a variety of sectors, from medicine to food production to environmental management.
Use our state-of- the-art facilities, with £16 million recently invested in equipment for bioinformatics, mass spectrometry and protein and gene sequencing.
Take part in world-class research led by renowned academics, with 76% of our Biological Sciences research ranked world-leading and internationally excellent.
Join a close-knit and supportive learning community with a high staff-to- student ratio.
- Gain invaluable transferrable career skills including practical laboratory experience, data handling and time management skills.
Please refer to our website for information:
Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.
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||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - BBB||
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
Required subjects: Biology and Chemistry, plus a Pass in the practical element of both subjects
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
Pass Access to Science HE Diploma with at least 24 level 3 credits at Distinction, including all Biology and Chemistry units at Distinction.
Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||Subjects to include Biology and Chemistry|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||5,5,5 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry, with a minimum of 32 points overall.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3, H3||Subjects to include Biology and Chemistry|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||In Applied Science and grade B in A-level Chemistry or Biology. Alternatively, Distinction, Distinction in Health and Social Care and grades BB in A-level Chemistry and A-level Biology. A Pass is required in the practical element of all Science A-levels taken.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Plus grades BB in A-level Chemistry and Biology. A Pass is required in the practical element of all Science A-levels taken.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB - BBB||Subjects to include Biology and Chemistry|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.|
Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your situation
Fees and funding
|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|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.