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University of Leeds

Biological Sciences (Biotechnology with Enterprise)

UCAS Code: C911

Master of Biology - MBiol (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Including Biology or Chemistry and another science or science-related subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded. We accept the following: • Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. • Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics. Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement. GCSE: Grade 6 (B) or above at GCSE Maths and Grade 4 (C) or above at GCSE English.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Including Biology or Chemistry plus another science or science-related subject. Global Perspectives excluded. When an applicant is taking Global Perspectives this can be considered alongside Pre-U subjects and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. This would be D3/M1/M1 and grade D3 in Global Perspectives (BSc applicants) or D3/D3/M1 and grade D3 in Global Perspectives (MBiol applicants).

Applicants offering an EPQ or IPQ qualification will receive a standard offer, as shown above, plus an alternative offer. The alternative offer would be AAB plus grade A in EPQ / IPQ. Subject specific requirements are still valid.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

(With 18 at higher level) including 6 in higher level Biology or Chemistry and another science or science-related subject at higher level.

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

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Including Biology or Chemistry and another science or science-related subject at higher level.

5 x Higher AABBB, with AA in 2 Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry and another science or science-related subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Science-related subjects: PE, geography, use of mathematics, psychology, statistics, geology and computing. Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.

UCAS Tariff

144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2021

5.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subjects

Biotechnology

Enterprise and entrepreneurship

Our biotechnology with enterprise degree is a unique offering in partnership with our Business School. It provides both a strong understanding of biotechnology and the essentials of business, enterprise and entrepreneurship. You don’t need prior knowledge of business or enterprise for this course.

You’ll develop an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of applied cellular and molecular life sciences, together with the entrepreneurial skills to turn your ideas into reality.

If you aim to become a research scientist, our integrated Masters offers an additional year of specialist training to equip you for a PhD, alongside advanced enterprise topics.

You will be able to make an impact with this degree as biotechnology with enterprise allows us to tackle many global challenges, such as maintaining food security, designing biofuels and developing new medical treatments. This exciting and innovative programme will teach you the processes needed to take a product from laboratory bench to the marketplace, ensuring that scientific research in biosciences has a practical impact in the world.

**Course highlights:**
- Gain extensive hands-on experience in the laboratory through weekly practical classes, with the option to experience working in a research lab in your final year.

- Become part of the University student enterprise community, offering you opportunities to network with entrepreneurs.

- Start your own business with support from Spark.

- Research-led advanced topic modules in your final year cover specialist topics in cell and molecular biology exposing you to the latest techniques and cutting edge research.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

Faculty of Biological Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biotechnology

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
A*

Personal development

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

24%
UK students
76%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
93%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


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Biotechnology

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.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Engineering professionals
6%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
3%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

This is a new and emerging field of technology and not many people completed degrees in biotechnology last year — it’s more common as a Masters degree. Further study is common for graduates as research jobs usually require a postgraduate qualification. Those who do go straight into work typically go into a range of biology and lab jobs in several different industries, but a good grade can be particularly important for this qualification, so bear that in mind.

Personal development

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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
23%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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