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University of Chester

Bioscience

UCAS Code: C120

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

The Department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A Level: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science

Access to HE (Science) Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

including 5 in HL Biology

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

including Biology

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

DMM

BTEC Extended Diploma (Applied Science or Animal Management): DMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

including Biology

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biological sciences

This exciting course will provide graduates with both theoretical and applied knowledge of current fields in bioscience.

During this course, there will be a particular focus on the application of knowledge and the role of bioscience in modern society. Our course will consider the interaction of biological systems on multiple levels – from molecular biology to whole organism biology within the context of global ecosystems. It will allow graduates to develop the skills to apply concepts in bioscience to solving practical problems. Theoretical knowledge will be reinforced and supplemented with a strong applied and practical focus.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed via a range of coursework assignments and exams. For most modules, the proportion is 60% coursework and 40% exam. The final year project includes a poster presentation.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Shrewsbury

Department:

Biological Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biosciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


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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.

£18,320
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
46%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Science, engineering and production technicians
16%
Natural and social science professionals
14%
Other elementary services 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.

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