36 months
17900 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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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. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


 Keele takes a broad approach to biology, examining the diversity of life and its evolution from the geological past. You’ll consider a range of biological concepts which may include the complexity of biological processes and mechanisms at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels, and the related philosophical and ethical issues.

You’ll engage in activities to strengthen your skillset which may include sampling, recording and analysing data in the field and in our well-equipped labs. 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.

Jobs that a graduate of  Biology and Geology (Hons) programme from Keele University  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:

  • Physiology and Anatomy
  • Fundamentals of Biology
  • Core Practical Skills
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Earth Structure
  • Academic, Professional and Fieldwork Skills
  • Stratigraphy and Palaeontology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A Level Requirements

  • A Level requirement ABC/BBB
  • To include one Science A-level. Science subjects include: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Food Science/Technology, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Maths, Physics, Psychology, Sports Science and Statistics.

GCSE Requirements

  • Maths at C (or 4)English at C (or 4)


  • BTEC requirements DDM in a Science based subject

International Baccalaureat

  • 30 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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17900 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.


The following scholarships may be targeted at specific countries, subjects and talent areas. In some cases you may be required to make an independent application, for others the scholarship will be awarded automatically.


£2,500 per year for students exceeding published entry requirements.


£1,000 per year for students who are nationals of the least developed, low and lower middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank).


Keele University is certified to award Federal Stafford and PLUS loans. Federal Direct Loans are provided by the US government.


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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