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Biology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Keele, United Kingdom
Biology (Hons) at Keele University focuses on the amazing world of organisms – from how they’ve evolved to their relationships with the environment and each other. Keele takes a broad approach to biology, examining the diversity of life and its evolution from the geological past.
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Overview

In the Biology (Hons) programme at Keele University, you’ll consider the complexity of biological processes and mechanisms at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels, exploring related philosophical and ethical issues. You’ll examine how bodies work, how animals behave and the uses to which we can put plants. You'll also sample, record and analyse data in the field and in our excellent labs, and learn how biology can help to improve the quality and sustainability of life.

Complete this course over three years, or add an extra year with an Applied Life Sciences work placement or a one year Study Abroad Placement between the second and third year. You can choose to study Biology at Keele as a single honours programme or combined with another subject.

Careers

96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE, 2017)

Biology at Keele offers both breadth and depth of knowledge, preparing you for a range of directly or indirectly related careers. You might work as a research scientist, as an environmental consultant, conservationist, in quality control areas of the food industry, in the pharmaceutical industry or as a scientific writer. If you choose to do an Applied Life Sciences Placement you’ll graduate with the advantage of a significant level of work experience in biology to take to potential employers.

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. Graduates from Accredited programmes will receive one year's free membership of the Royal Society of Biology; thereby opening up networks at a time when you are perhaps applying for your first employment.

Accreditation

 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years with international or placement year
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Understanding Animal Behaviour
  • Biodiversity, Ecology and the Environment
  • Cellular Genetics and Evolution
  • Physiology and Anatomy
  • Plants: Sex, Drugs and Alcohol
  • Life at the extremes
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Microbes, Viruses and Parasites
  • Research and Analytical Skills
  • Living Together: Behaviour, Co-operation and Conflict
  • Current Topics in Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    81

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

A LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • A Level requirement ABB
  • To include 1 science A level (Applied Science, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Geography, Environmental Science, Applied Science, Statistics, Sports Science and Psychology).
GCSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Maths at C (or 4)English at C (or 4)
BTEC
  • BTEC requirements DDM in a Science based subject
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • 34 points to include Higher Level Science subject at 6 or above.
ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 L3 credits at Merit. You must also have taken sufficient Science credits, please contact us for advice.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Keele

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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