BSc Biology (C100)

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UCAS code C100
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 241 overall for Single Honours Biological Sciences courses

About BSc Biology

A key strength of studying biology at Bristol is 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 enhance 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.

More about Biological Sciences

Find out more about studying Biological Sciences at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Diversity of Life
  • Life Processes
  • Key Concepts in Biology
  • A third unit pertinent to the degree programme

Second year

  • 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

Third year

  • Field Course Report
  • Literature Review
  • Practical Research Project
  • Six lecture units from a wide choice across the spectrum of biology.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Biology

Typical offer for BSc Biology - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB in at least two science/mathematics subjects (see Specified subjects section below)
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB in at least two science/mathematics subjects (see Specified subjects section below)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 5 in any order in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level (see Specified subjects section below)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5, 5 in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level (see Specified subjects section below)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in each of two sciences, and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer DDD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics or Science
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB in at least two science/mathematics subjects (see Specified subjects section below)
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall with 8.5 in science/mathematics subjects (see Specified subjects section below)
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

*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.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentGrade B or above in Mathematics, English Language and Science. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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