36 months
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14045 GBP/year
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About

Ideal for anyone keen to explore both traditional aspects of biology and cutting-edge research, the Biology (Hons) course from University of Derby features work experience and leads to associate membership of the Royal Society of Biology.

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Overview

  • The Biology (Hons) course from University of Derby is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, so you can be assured that you'll develop the biological knowledge and skills needed in today's world.
  • Facilities include an Aquatic Research Facility, glasshouse, insectary, and specialist laboratories - take a virtual tour
  • Your studies won’t be confined to the laboratory as fieldwork is an essential part of the course. Our students have travelled to locations such as Twycross Zoo, Kew Gardens, Mallorca and the Maldives - the cost of mandatory trips is included in your course fee
  • Many of our teaching team are active researchers whose work is shaping debates in areas such as coral reef diseases, animal ecology, cell biology and insect reproduction, so your learning will be informed by the very latest research and developments in biology
  • The content of this course is aligned to the priorities of global initiatives, like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to ensure you graduate with a skill set that can help tackle global challenges
  • Get career-ready through work placement and internship opportunities

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
  • Aquaculture Entrepreneur
  • Synthetic Biology Biotechnologist
  • Clinical Trials Co-ordinator
  • Research Scientist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Wildlife Conservation Officer
  • Health Care Assistant

Some graduates progress to teaching and lecturing careers after completing postgraduate study, or have advanced to gain veterinary and medical qualifications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Science of Life
  • Bioscience in Practice
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biodiversity

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 112-120
  • A Level BBB-BBC (At least a grade C in Biology (or equivalent qualification))
  • BTEC DDM-DMM
  • GCSE GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6. Must include passes in compulsory Level 3 subjects

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Part-time UK students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships, bursaries and discounts available to international students. You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and the International Excellent Student Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. The £2,000 Postgraduate (PGT) Scholarship is awarded automatically to most (non-EU) overseas applicants, subject to eligibility. 
  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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