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Palaeontology and Evolution BSc (Hons)

University of Bristol

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    CF17

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    8th

    (Geology)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    158

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    74

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.13

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

This course allows you to develop an understanding of the evolution of life on this planet through the study of geology and biology. Our degrees are interdisciplinary and numerate and provide you with a broad background in palaeobiological science, including state-of-the-art methods and technological advances.You will learn from a large and vibrant group of experts in the field of palaeobiology, with interests ranging from dinosaurs to plants to the origin of life, and will become fully immersed in hands-on palaeontology from the start.One third of the first year is dedicated to biology and two thirds to earth science. After the first year you will take core units from both disciplines. In the third year you also have a choice of optional units. Recent unit options have included Evolutionary Ecology, Geomicrobiology and Plant Evolution, Development and Diversity.The course involves fieldwork, including dedicated palaeontology field trips, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee.Our emphasis on quantitative research allows you to develop valuable mathematical and statistical skills. There are also opportunities for volunteer work and internships in our state-of-the-art palaeobiology laboratories.The palaeontology and evolution course attracts great enthusiasts for the subject area and the student cohort is small, tight knit and high achieving.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Grades / Points

ABC–AAB

Details

Standard offer: AAB including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, or ABB in three core science/mathematics subjects.Contextual offer: ABC including AB (in any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject.Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Bristol, founded in 1876, is one of the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). The university is at the heart of Bristol, a historic, lively and green city in the south-west of England.

Address

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Senate House

Tyndall Avenue

Bristol

BS8 1TH

UNITED KINGDOM