BSc Geology and Biology (FC61)
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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||70|
|Number of places for 2016/17||89|
About BSc Geology and Biology
If you wish to specialise in palaeobiology, this course will be of particular interest to you. It covers much of the same material in the first three years of our MSci Palaeontology and Evolution course.
You will study the evolution of life through the combined study of geology and biology. One third of the first year is spent studying geology and two thirds are dedicated to biology.
After the first year, you will take core units which are particularly relevant to your area of study in both disciplines, but you will have a much greater choice of units. There is a wide range of biological and palaeontological units on offer, from how the biosphere evolved to insect biology.
- Geology 1
- Diversity of Life
- Life Processes
- Introduction to Field Mapping
- Quantitative Methods in Biology
- Evolutionary Biology
- Mesozoic stratigraphy and palaeontology fieldwork
- Choice from:
- Cell and Developmental Biology
- Neurobiology: from nerve cells to behaviour
- Acquisition of Behaviour
- Behavioural Ecology
- Parasite Biology
- Insect Biology
- Conservation Biology
- Marine Ecology and Physiology
- Structural Geology
- Soils and Environmental Analysis
- Atmospheric Processes
- Imaging and Mapping the Earth
- Green Planet
- Palaeobiology Analytical Project
- Evolution of the Biosphere
- Fieldcourse or Laboratory Workshop Report
- The Cambrian Explosion: the origin of animal body plans
- Choice from:
- Mammalian Ecology and Sociobiology
- Neuroethology: neural mechanisms underlying behaviour
- Flowering Plants
- Sensory Ecology
- Behaviour and Ecology of Social Insects
- Optimisation, Behaviour and Life Histories
- Evolutionary Ecology
- Petroleum Sedimentology
Further details about the course structure for Biology
Typical offer for BSc Geology and Biology
(including international A-levels)
|AAA including two science subjects (one of which must be Biology)*; or AAB including three hard sciences (one of which must be Biology)*|
(including international A-levels)
|AAB including two science subjects (one of which must be Biology)*; or ABB including three hard sciences (one of which must be Biology)*|
|IB Diploma||36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level including two science subjects (one of which must be Biology)*; or 34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level including three hard sciences (one of which must be Biology)|
|34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level including two science subjects (one of which must be Biology)*; or 32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level including three hard sciences (one of which must be Biology)|
|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 at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, including 12 credits at Distinction in two of the following science subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics.|
|BTEC||DDD in Science or Engineering, plus A-level grade B in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.|
|SQA||SH: AAAAB and AH: AA in Biology plus another science/mathematics subject|
|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||85% overall with 8.5 in Biology and another science subject|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||Grade B or above in English Language or Literature and Mathematics|
|Academic qualifications||*Science subjects should include one or more from the following group: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics. Other science subjects include Environmental Science, Geography, Geology and Psychology. Hard science subjects include: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.|
More entry information
- Selection process: UCAS or Common Application.
- Deferred entry: Welcomed, but please seek advice about maintaining relevant skills
- Geology admissions statement
- Biology admissions statement
- More about Geology at Bristol
- More about Biological Sciences at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
Admissions statements relate to 2016 entry and will be updated for 2017 entry in summer 2016.
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