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Biology and Data Science BSc (Hons)

Keele University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Combine the fascinating and complex field of Biology with the exciting discipline of Data Science to gain new insight into health and disease. From discovering statistical patterns in large datasets, to using machine learning and AI, our Biology and Data Science BSc will equip you with the knowledge, analytical, problem-solving and computational skills to advance in a variety of careers.**Why choose this course?**- 5th for student satisfaction in England for Biology (National Student Survey, 2021)- Professional accreditation pathway in Biology is available - Blend strong theoretical foundations with practical applied knowledge in this cross-discipline degree- Develop your practical skills in Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories (CSL) and David Attenborough Laboratories- All necessary knowledge in mathematics, statistics and coding is provided within relevant modules Most of society's global challenges are connected to biology - from assessing the effect of medication on the human body to exploring methods to prevent species extinction. Studying Biology covers a range of fundamentals, as well as topics including physiology and anatomy, ecology and plant biology, and animal behaviour and microbes, viruses and parasites.In data science you will explore the fundamental concepts underlying the analysis of complex data together with techniques for applying these using a contemporary programming language. You will look at data science and its relationship with business analytics, statistics, machine learning and artificial intelligence and examine the processes techniques used to extract information from raw data. Building on the knowledge you have learnt in both subjects, you will progress to explore advanced topics in your second and third years. From AI, data visualisation and deep learning, to investigating the real life applications of biology in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease - you will develop the advanced knowledge and skills to carry out your own independent studies.**About Keele**Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university.We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level.Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Application deadline

25 January

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A level : BBB - ABC

To include 1 Science A level. Science subjects include Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science/ Technology, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Maths, Physics, Psychology, Sports Science and Statistics.

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

The university’s beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the largest in England – but you’ll find all the most important services and facilities on your doorstep.
With over 120 nationalities studying with Keele, international students are welcomed to its global community.
Dedicated support, scholarships, and preparatory courses to help you through your application, enrolment and beyond.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 114 32

    36th out of 100 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    127 54%

    62nd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91.0 91%

    22nd

    65
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    68th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    127 57%

    47th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    20th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    38th

    6

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