University of East Anglia UEA

Biological Science (with Education) University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of East Anglia


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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.

Course Structure
The flexibility of the programme encourages you to explore and pursue your own specialist interests within Biological Sciences and Education as the course progresses.

Year 1
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.

Year 2
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.

Year 3
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:

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 C11X
Institution code E14
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 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 or email

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,800 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 fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park

Course contact details

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01603 591515