University of Exeter

Biological Sciences University of Exeter Degree level: Undergraduate

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The degree provides training in both biological sciences and chemistry and shows how this multidisciplinary area relates to aspects of medicine and drug design. The first year provides an excellent grounding in all three branches of chemistry – inorganic, organic and physical. Organic chemistry remains a key element in subsequent years of the programme, with an emphasis being the clear link between chemistry and biological sciences. The level and breadth of coverage of organic chemistry is comparable with that normally encountered in a Single Honours BSc Chemistry programme.

The second and final years provide you with a wide range of module choice allowing further specialisation in chemistry, forensic science, cell biology, molecular biology and genomics, and biotechnology, alongside core topics including pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and drug design.

This degree leads to many career opportunities in pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnological and other industries as well as medically-related employment and further study.

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 C100
Institution code E84
Campus name University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - AAB Excluding General Studies.
Biology and another Science subject at Grade B required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DDD Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma are also required to achieve Grade B in GCE AL Biology and another Science subject.
Access to HE Diploma D: 25 credits
M: 20 credits
Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 25 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 20 L3 credits at Merit Grade. This must include 13 L3 credits in an acceptable Biology subject and 13 L3 credits at Merit Grade or above in another Science subject (please contact us for further guidance on our equivalencies and specific module requirements). Please also see our GCSE requirements.
Scottish Higher AABBB - AAABB Biology and another Science subject at Grade B required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 32 points Applicants will be considered with IB 34-32 OR 665 or 655 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Grade 5 in HL Biology and another Science subject.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB - ABB Biology and another science subject at Grade B required.

GCSE Maths at grade B or 5 and either GCSE Double Award Science or GCSE Chemistry at grade C or 4.


English language requirements

GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4

For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/applications/entry/#english-language


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £22,950 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

For full details regarding tuition fee and other costings, see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/money/fees/

Provider information

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University of Exeter
Northcote House
The Queen's Drive
Exeter
EX4 4QJ


Course contact details

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The Admissions Office

03005556060

Fax: 01392 722479