• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Get ahead in your career as a professional biologist – with a  Biology (Hons) course from University of Derby , centred on high-quality teaching, first-rate facilities, cutting-edge research and exciting real-world learning opportunities.

  • The course is a Royal Society of Biology accredited degree and a Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management accredited degree pathway, providing you with many additional benefits and opportunities
  • Explore both traditional subjects and cutting-edge research for a broad-based degree
  • Learn from a teaching team recognised nationally and internationally for academic quality, ground-breaking research and excellent student support
  • Get ‘career-ready’ through exciting work experience and internship opportunities – thanks to our strong employer links
  • Develop your practical skills in our impressive laboratories and through regular fieldwork

Careers

We're serious about getting you started in your career, whether you've already decided what you want to do or need to find inspiration. With opportunities for internships, volunteering and placements, our hands-on approach to study will ensure you're ready for the world of work. Biology at Derby provides an excellent platform for a broad range of scientific careers, such as:

  • Molecular Consultant
  • Crop Development Scientist
  • Patent Adviser
  • Biologics Production Technician
  • Quality Laboratory Manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Up to 6 years. 

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecology
  • Evolution of Life
  • Genetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Invasion of the Land
  • The Science of Life

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    56

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • UCAS points -  120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at A-level - At least a C in Biology at A-level (or equivalent qualification)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE -  GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part-time UK students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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