Why University of Gloucestershire?
Since 1847, students have been finding their GLO with us here in Gloucestershire. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual.
Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre.
Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.
Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay.
Our Biology degree will give you the skills you need for a successful and rewarding biosciences career. You’ll learn in the field and lab as you explore local and global biological issues, studying subjects such as biochemistry, physiology, taxonomy and the ecology of animals and plants. With opportunities to gain experience working at NHS laboratories, food research industries, the RSPB, safari parks and more, our graduates stand out from the competition. There are also opportunities for UK field studies in locations such as Snowdonia National Park, and international trips to destination such as South Africa, the Swiss Alps and the rainforests of Borneo (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details).
You’ll draw on the expertise of lecturers who have been awarded for their teaching excellence and media work, and internationally recognised for their leading research. You’ll also combine the latest scientific knowledge and contemporary research methods in our state-of-the-art laboratories.
After the course
Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan.
*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.
Experience an open day
Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already.
To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03330 14 14 14.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
Explore the form and function of animals, their adaptions to the environment, interaction, physiology and evolution. Learning is through fieldwork, laboratory analysis, seminars, debates and lectures. Around 75% of assessment is by coursework, through consultancy reports, presentations, essays, scientific reports and practical tests with an emphasis on active research. Research opportunities are across the UK as well as dissertation projects overseas. Recent projects have included examining turtles in Mexico, bats in Ghana and marine ecology in Abu Dhabi.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.|
|A level||B B B||BBB at A levels or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall including 45 credits at level 3.|
Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we will still consider your application.
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.
In order to demonstrate your ability to study with us, you will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. Find out more about English language entry requirements for the university degree courses. We run four-week and 10-week pre-sessional English language courses and university preparation courses, in partnership with INTO, to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.
English Language requirments
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£13,500 *||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.