Imperial College London

Biotechnology with German for Science Imperial College London Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)

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As well as your main Imperial degree (BSc), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS) on completion of this course.

Biotechnology creates a vital link between biology and technology. Our courses cover all aspects of the applied biochemistry and biotechnology industries, including commercialising technology, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property and patents, with lectures and case studies from business leaders and academics.

This degree allows you to combine your training in biochemistry with study of the German language. These classes, taught in German by the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication, focus on the use and presentation of written and oral scientific and technical material in German. You will also receive an introduction to the theory and practice of translation, alongside further studies in the history, politics, science and technology of German-speaking countries.

Our teaching is enriched by the Department’s internationally leading research programme, so you’ll be learning at the very cutting edge of the subject. You will also benefit from access to our outstanding facilities, including for genomic and cell biology studies, tissue culture suites and the most modern microscopes.

In the first two years you will cover core biotechnology modules alongside these classes, including biological chemistry, molecular biology, integrative cell biology and genes and genomics.

You spend your third year studying in a German-speaking university, where you will attend lectures and conduct a research project. In your final year you have increased freedom to follow your own interests by choosing from a wide range of optional modules and completing a research project or dissertation involving a significant element of biotechnology.

Please note: this course is not suitable for native or near-native German speakers.

Normally only students who are on track for at least a 2:1 by the end of their second year, will be eligible to spend their third year abroad.

The structure of the Department's courses means that transfer between different Biotechnology and Biochemistry degrees is usually possible up until the end of the second year. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 J7R2
Institution code I50
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Must include:

A in Chemistry
A in Biology, Physics or Mathematics

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.

Language Requirement:

AS Level German grade B
A level German grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Must include:

D3 Chemistry
D3 Biology, Mathematics or Physics

Language Requirement:

M3 German
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points Must include:

6 in Chemistry at higher level
6 in Biology, Mathematics or Physics at higher level

Language Requirement:

5 in German (HL) or 6 in German (SL)

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced B For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade B overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 185 overall with 176 in all elements/bands
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.5 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
PTE Academic 69.0 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 62 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
TOEFL (iBT) 100.0 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 22 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.

College English Language Entry Requirements

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £31,000 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £31,000 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

Tuition Fee information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/2019-20/ Scholarship information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships/presidents-scholarships/

Provider information

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Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
Kensington and Chelsea
SW7 2AZ


Course contact details

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Ms Mel Peter, Head of Admissions

020 7589 5111

Fax: 020 7594 8004