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Our BSc in Biological Sciences with Education will allow you to gain the crucial knowledge and practical skills central to biological science.
You’ll have a guaranteed placement in a local secondary school and a range of biology options to choose from, so that you can tailor your course to your specific interests. In addition, you can choose modules from the School of Education to further your understanding of education.
You’ll also gain crucial independent research experience and you’ll complete a compulsory project module in education research, as well as one in your chosen area of Biological Science.
At UEA we are uniquely partnered with the Norwich Research Park, providing you with access to learning experience that is dynamic and fascinating – and fueled by current research, which is happening right here, right now.
The flexibility of the programme encourages you to explore and pursue your own specialist interests within Biological Sciences and Education as the course progresses.
In year one you’ll complete modules covering all the major areas of biology, as well as others to give you a grounding in mathematics, statistics, and chemistry. You’ll also be encouraged to get involved in extracurricular education and science communication activity across the Science Faculty.
In year two you’ll complete a compulsory work placement module, ‘Education in Action’. You will then have the opportunity to select from more than 25 advanced optional modules, covering a diverse range of biological subjects, from Biochemistry and Cell Biology to Behavioral Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. These module choices will also include options in Education, covering both theory and practice.
In your third and final year you’ll complete ‘Education Research’ – a compulsory module through which you’ll produce an independent Education project. You’ll also have the chance to apply your developing scientific interests through independent research, as you complete a substantial scientific research project, too.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
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||BBB - ABC||Including grade B in Biology or Human Biology. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||
In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services, BTEC Business Administration and BTEC Forensic Science.
BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||Science pathway with 12 level 3 credits in Biology.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||Including Higher A in Biology or Human Biology.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||With Higher Level 5 in Biology. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CCC||Including Biology or Human Biology. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Norwich Research Park
Clearing contact details
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