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Biological Sciences

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level grade C or equivalent in Biology.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, including relevant Biology modules

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualifications, including A-level grade C in Biology.

112 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications, including A-level grade C in Biology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Including relevant Biology modules

UCAS Tariff

112

including Biology grade C.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biological sciences

This flexible course enables you to sample different subject areas before selecting your field of interest. It is therefore ideal if you have a passion for Biological Sciences, but are unsure of which area of study to specialise in.

This course gives a sound grounding in biology. It will enable you to specialise in your chosen field of interest for the remainder of the course. After a common first term of study you can choose one of the following pathways and tailor your degree accordingly:

Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Microbiology
Environmental Biology
Physiology and Pharmacology.

All pathways include a considerable amount of practical work, to develop the skills that bioscience employers value. There is regular field work including two residential field trips on the Environmental Biology pathway, whilst on other pathways you’ll spend time in our professional, high-tech ‘superlab’ facility.

**Why study Biological Sciences at Nottingham Trent University?**

• We've got satisfied students. We are currently fourth in the UK for student satisfaction in Biology (National Student Survey 2020).

• We have inspiring learning environments. You'll learn in some of the best teaching laboratories in the UK.

• We provide innovative accredited courses. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

• We’re delivering research with impact – Bioscience staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas. NTU has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research – the highest award achievable.

• We’re top five in the UK for the number of undergraduate Biology students on sandwich courses. Our courses offer placement opportunities in the UK or abroad, giving you real-life experience employers are looking for, recent placements include NHS, Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation (Greece) and AstraZeneca.

• We’ve got an excellent employability record. Over 98% of Bioscience graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Science and Technology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

92%
high
Biological sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
65%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Natural and social science professionals
17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
11%
Customer service occupations

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biosciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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