Queen's University Belfast

Biological Sciences with Professional Studies Queen's University Belfast Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Biological Sciences encompasses many aspects of the biosciences, from molecules to ecosystems and includes exploration of: biological diversity, systematics and conservation; cell and tissue structure, function and physiology; ecology and behaviour; form and function of microorganisms, protists, fungi, plants and animals; genetics and mechanisms and pathways of evolution.

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 C104
Institution code Q75
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

International applicants

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - ABB A-level Biology or Double Award Science required.

A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) National Extended Diploma must be relevant, ie Applied Science

Successful completion of relevant BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) at Level 3) with 540 GLH at Distinction (a minimum of 240 GLH in externally assessed units) and 540 GLH at Merit.

Applicants must have Distinction grades in four specified units to include:

Principles of Applied Science I
Principles of Applied Science II

and two from the following:

Biological Molecules & Metabolic Pathways
Genetics & Genetic Engineering
Diseases and Infections
Microbiology & Microbiological Techniques
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma must contain sufficient relevant modules in Biology and Chemistry.
Contact the Admissions and Access Service (admissions@qub.ac.uk) for advice.

Successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits is required, including 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 33 points 6,5,5 to include Higher Level Biology.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4, H4 - H3, H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 To include Higher Level grade H3 in Biology.

If not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Chemistry, English and Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Successful completion of relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (180 credits) with 100 credits at Distinction grade and 80 credits at Merit grade.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB - ABB Advanced Higher Biology required.

Offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers.

GCSE Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at grade C or better. GCSE Double Award Science grades CC acceptable in lieu of GCSE Biology and Chemistry.

Scottish National 5 Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at grade C or better.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,275 Year 1
International £20,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,275 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2019-20. The tuition fees for 2020-21 are not yet available. Further information is available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/

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