Biology University of Cumbria


Biology is the study of life in all its forms, and covers everything from single-celled organisms to the complexity of the human body.

And, we offer plenty of variety when it comes to your studies, because whether you're interested in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry or molecular biology, we have modules that will help lead you to a future in the area that interests you most.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Our learn-by-doing focus means you'll often put your academic knowledge to the test with practical sessions in our brand new laboratories - crucial skills for your future. Plus, you’ll work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research.

  • Study in our new up-to-date labs to gain the practical skills employers demand

  • Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently

  • Taught by academic staff, involved in research and passionate about their field

  • Small class sizes, so we get to know you to guide and support you

  • Flexible modules mean you can carve the course to suit your future career path

  • You’ll explore current advances in human biology to keep up-to-date with scientific developments

  • You’ll enhance your practical and research skills, vital workplace skills

  • You’ll be within 30 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site ­- in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do

  • Our course is designed to promote an awareness of the application of biological knowledge to human health and welfare, and provide a suitable foundation for students wishing to pursue undergraduate health professional programmes

We'll help broaden your skills and increase your confidence within the HE environment, which will lead to big success when it comes to employment opportunities.

Successful students can use their CertHE award as evidence of academic study to apply for a pre-registration programme such as Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Radiography.

  • Qualification

    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Start date

    16 September 2018

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Cell Biology ■ Molecular Biology ■ Introductory Biochemistry ■ Human Anatomy and Physiology ■ Introductory Microbiology and Immunology ■ Introduction to Laboratory Science.

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 C113
Institution code C99
Campus name Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code F

Points of entry

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points Including A'level Biology at grade C or above or equivalent
A level C C C - B B C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma MMM - DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
Must be science based, need to pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3
Scottish Higher B B C C - A B B B

GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,500 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

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