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Biology, B.Sc.

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Learning in the field and lab, focusing on local and global biological issues, you’ll develop the skills needed to move into a rewarding biosciences career. You’ll start with a thorough grounding in biochemistry, physiology, taxonomy and the ecology of animals and plants. The Biology programme is delivered by University of Gloucestershire.


You’ll have the opportunity to progress from field training in the UK to field research overseas, studying conservation and ecology in South Africa or the biology of alpine settings in Switzerland. In your second year you’ll also have the option to take our internship module, which not only provides a critical edge of workplace experience but also awards academic credit towards your degree. The Biology programme is delivered by University of Gloucestershire.

Throughout, you'll be guided by lecturers awarded for their teaching excellence and media work, and internationally-recognised for their frontline research in bioscience. These include Professor Adam Hart who presented BBC2’s Hive Alive, BBC4’s Planet Ant: Life Inside the Colony and BBC Radio 4’s Big Game Theory.


  • Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Wildlife Journalist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Conservation Biologist


Associated professional accreditations - Owing to their applied content, our biology courses are recognised by the Royal Society of Biology - a worldwide community of cross-disciplinary scientists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Diversity and Evolution
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Biochemistry
  • Animal Physiology
  • Methods in Biology
  • Introduction to Fieldwork: Bioscience
  • Research Project
  • Biostatistics
  • Contemporary Issues in Biology
  • Biology Dissertation
                  Option Modules 
                  • Ecological Impact Assessment and Monitoring
                  • Microbiology
                  • Cellular Pathology
                  • Plant ecology and diversity
                  • Internship
                  • Biogeograpy
                  • Equine Biology
                  • Animal Behaviour
                  • Residential Fieldwork
                  • Geographic Information Systems
                  • Pollution in Ecological Systems
                  • Parasitology
                  • Biotechnology
                  • Avian Biology
                  • Population and Community Ecology
                  • Palaeoecology
                  • Advanced Scientific Skills
                  • Evolution and Behaviour
                  • Wildlife Conservation
                  • Climate Change
                  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems

                                                        English Language Requirements

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                                                        Academic Requirements

                                                        Entry requirements

                                                        • 120 tariff points
                                                        • BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                                        • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.

                                                        Tuition Fee

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                                                          13500 GBP/year
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                                                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                          9250 GBP/year
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                                                        Living costs for Cheltenham

                                                        • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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