University of Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Study biological sciences at Birmingham and you'll learn about animals, plants and microorganisms - their genetic make-up, their cellular structure and how they interact with the natural environment. This degree gives you flexibility to study the subject in its whole breadth or to specialise in genetics or zoology. You'll benefit from some of the country's best facilities and technology, being taught by experts in the field renowned the world over for their cutting-edge research. Our graduates work in diverse careers such as medicine, conservation, agriculture and more.
First year modules cover a broad base of the subject and are designed to introduce you to ways of studying at university. By the final year the modules you take will become more specialised and reflect the research expertise of the academic staff. More detailed module information can be found on the ‘Course detail’ tab on the University of Birmingham’s coursefinder web pages.
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.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||A level Biology/Human Biology and a second science°. Minimum of five GCSEs to include Mathematics, English and double award science at grade C. °Subjects accepted as 'second science': Chemistry, Mathematics (or Further Mathematics or Statistics), Physics, Geography, Geology, Psychology. Specified subjects excluded for entry: General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, Applied Science, Communication and Culture, Critical Studies, Global Perspectives, Science in Society, Use of Maths and World Development.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*D*||BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science with sufficient Biology and Chemistry content is only accepted when combined with an A level in a required subject. Grades D*D*D* required in addition to grade B in a required subject A level.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||6, 6, 5 in Higher level subjects plus 32 points overall. Higher level subjects need to include the required subjects as defined for the A-level qualification.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.|
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,250 *||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.