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UCAS CODE: C900

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Biological Sciences is at the centre of UCL’s world leading research on biodiversity and environmental science as well as human genetics, healthy ageing and many more. Many current research experts from UCL and our partner institutes are actively involved in the teaching of the BSc and MSci in Biological Sciences. Our staff have included Nobel Prize Winners, including 2014 winner and current staff member, John O’Keefe.

Degree benefits

  • Our degrees will be of interest to anyone who wants to pursue a career in Biological Research. You will develop your skills and core knowledge through engaging with the real research performed in our department and through actively performing research yourself.

  • Our flexible programme structure provides all students with a sound foundation in year one across a range of scientific subjects. This better informs students to choose an area in which to specialise or they are able to convert to an MSci degree.

  • All students (BSc and MSci) can do a research project with a single supervisor in a real lab asking a real question. From year two, students are able to specialise in one of seven areas including high growth fields like biodiversity and conservation biology and computational biology.

Your learning

The programme consists of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals, problem-based learning, e-learning and supported personal study. You will have the opportunity to take part in UCL's world-leading research from your first year onwards, either in the laboratory or studying animals and plants in their natural habitats.

Assessment

Initially you will be assessed primarily by end-of-year examinations with a smaller component from practical reports or other coursework such as essays. As your programme progresses research-based coursework exercises will become more important, culminating in a final-year project.

Careers

Biological Sciences can lead to a wide range of careers. There is key skills training embedded in our degrees (e.g., in statistics, computing and presentation experience), which all enhance your employability skills.

Many of our graduates choose to undertake further studies, aiming for a research career in a university or in industry. As well as careers in scientific fields, such as in the health service, conservation or the pharmaceutical industry, our graduates have also pursued further training or employment in management, teaching, accounting, the civil service and law.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 29,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

Biology required plus one from Chemistry, Life and Health Sciences, Mathematics or Physics.Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme.

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University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    9th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 100 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    186 84%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    6th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    34th

    30

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