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Biology (including a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Gain practical experience in areas at the forefront of knowledge on this dynamic biology programme.

Course overview

Our Biology course offers a range of subjects and unique experiences due to close partnerships with organisations such as Chester Zoo and other leading institutes, industries and charities. We supplement classroom learning with opportunities for work placements or fieldwork. There are also opportunities to take part in exciting laboratory-based research.

Why study this course with us?

We undertake diverse research activities that ensure enthusiastic delivery of contemporary content. These include countering the illegal trade in endangered species using DNA-based techniques; improved understanding of disease processes; cancer biology; microbiology; animal behaviour; and conservation biology.

We will encourage you to become a member of relevant professional societies, such as a member of the Royal Society of Biology, and participate at organised events.

Teaching methods

Teaching and learning includes lectures, seminars, group discussions and presentations. Experimental work, including laboratory practicals and/or field studies, is an integral part of our course.

Assessment

Assessment consists of coursework and end-of-module examinations (typically 50:50 in a module). Coursework can include practical reports, fieldwork, extended essays, presentations, posters or seminars.

Job prospects

The career options available to a Biology Sciences graduate are diverse, and range from the more specific biology specialisations, to those careers that benefit from the grounding in scientific, communication and organisational skills that a Biology degree will provide.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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Entry requirements

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The Department requires grade C in one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A Level: Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Applied Science

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 3

    72nd out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    116 51%

    68th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    91st

    52
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 64%

    59th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    44th

    29

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