University of Nottingham

Biology University of Nottingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This course provides a comprehensive, modern treatment of microbial, plant and animal (including human) biology, and emphasises many specialisms which, by virtue of recent rapid technical advances, are strengthening the impact that biology has on society. The breadth of these topics will prepare you for careers in both biological and non-biological disciplines. This course is recommended for students who expect to follow a career in the biological sciences and would benefit from an additional year of masters-level research training. Your research will be conducted in our modern laboratories, where you will have freedom to specialise in the areas of biology that most appeal to your interests and aspirations.

Course details


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. 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 as well as varied optional modules. In your fourth year, you will focus on designing and implementing your own research project working alongside expert academics.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



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 C101
Institution code N84
Campus name University Park Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB 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.

Contact Admissions for other acceptable qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £21,060 * 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.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Nottingham
University Park

Clearing contact details

Clearing and Adjustment Hotline

0330 333 6116

Course Clearing information

Additional information

For Home and EU enquiries, please call 0330 333 6116, for International enquiries, please call +44 (0)115 74 87100. For clearing entry requirements, please visit the vacancy listings on our website at from Thursday 15 August 2019 as the Clearing and Adjustment entry requirements for the course may differ from the standard entry requirements. Please call our hotline for more information.

Course contact details

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Undergraduate admissions

+44 (0)115 951 4749