BSc Biology (C100)
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|Application method||UCAS/Common Application|
|Course duration||3 year(s) full-time|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available for this course|
|Number of applications for 2014/15||1040|
|Number of places for 2016/17||220|
About BSc Biology
A key strength of a Bristol Biology degree is that it maximises your exposure to the breadth of biological sciences, from the molecular to the ecological, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology.
Our Biology degree starts broadly and then introduces more choice in years two and three, giving you the freedom to specialise or maintain breadth in your studies depending on your interests. The range of research-oriented and transferable skills you will learn will also maximise your employability as a graduate.
We have outstanding facilities in our brand new state-of-the-art Life Sciences Building, and our lecturers are top researchers in their fields.
Find out more about studying Biological Sciences at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- Diversity of Life
- Life Processes
- Key Concepts in Biology
- A third unit pertinent to the degree programme
- Quantitative Methods in Biology
- Molecular Methodology for Biologists
- Evolutionary Biology
- Science and Success: writing, speaking and communicating science
- Field course or laboratory workshop
- Seven additional lecture units from a wide choice
- Field Course Report
- Literature Review
- Practical Research Project
- Six lecture units from a wide choice across the spectrum of biology.
Typical offer for BSc Biology
(including international A-levels)
|AAB in at least two science/mathematics subjects*|
(including international A-levels)
|ABB in at least two science/mathematics subjects*|
|IB Diploma||34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 5 in any order in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level*|
|32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5, 5 in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level*|
|Cambridge Pre-U||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in each of two sciences, and 15 credits at Merit|
|BTEC||DDD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics or Science|
|SQA||SH: AAABB and AH: AB in at least two science/mathematics subjects*|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|EB||80% overall with 8.5 in science/mathematics subjects*|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||grade A*-B in Mathematics, English and Sciences.|
|Academic qualifications||*Suitable science/mathematics subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Statistics and Zoology, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, Further Mathematics, Other Mathematics, Human Biology, Engineering and Electronics.|
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- 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel prizes.
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