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
- Wellsite Geologist
- Seismic Interpreter
- Engineering Geologist
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- Life at the extremes
- Research and Analytical Skills
- Field Techniques
- Human Genetics
- Animal Adaptations
- Microbes, Viruses and Parasites
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Biology View 711 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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)
- Maths or Science at C (or 4)
- English at C (or 4)
- BTEC requirements DDM in a Science based subject
- 32 points to include a Higher Level Science at 6 or above.
- 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.
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International17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Keele
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.