36 months
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17000 GBP/year
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About

The Biology and Geology (Hons) programme from Keele University focuses on the amazing world of organisms – from how they’ve evolved to their relationships with the environment and each other. 

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Overview

Keele takes a broad approach to biology, examining the diversity of life and its evolution from the geological past. 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 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 it may be possible (subject combination dependant) to add an extra year with an Applied Life Sciences work placement or a one year Study Abroad Placement between the second and third year. 

This degree is combined with the study of Geology. Geology is a science fundamental to modern day living, with geologists discovering society’s major resource needs including metals, minerals, energy and groundwater. The Biology and Geology (Hons) programme from Keele University  looks at rocks, minerals and fossils, how they were formed, how they might have been deformed or altered over geological time and what they can tell us about the history of the Earth and its past environments.

It also covers geological processes such as earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics, and how these processes produce different geological materials. Geology is a practical subject with applied problem-solving laboratory classes and field courses where you will learn how to interpret and map geological features, and explore for future geological resources. Field course transport and accommodation costs are covered by the University.

Jobs that a graduate of this course could go on to do:

  • Soil Scientist
  • Science Teacher
  • HE Lecturer
  • Clinical Molecular Geneticist
  • Geophysicist
  • Wellsite Geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Seismic Interpreter 
  • Mudlogger 
  • Geochemist 
  • Engineering Geologist 
  • Geoscientist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Life at the extremes
  • Research and Analytical Skills
  • Petrology
  • Field Techniques
  • Human Genetics 
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Microbes, Viruses and Parasites

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
50
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

A LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • A Level requirement ABC/BBB
  • To include one Science A-level (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics or a related Science subject)
GCSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Maths or Science at C (or 4)
  • English at C (or 4)
BTEC
  • BTEC requirements DDM in a Science based subject
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • 32 points to include a Higher Level Science at 6 or above.
ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 122 UCAS Tariff points including 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. You must also have taken sufficient Science credits, please contact us for advice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Keele

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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