Biology with a Modern Language (4 Years) [BSc]
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- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
- Degree awarded
- 4 years
- Typical A-level offer
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37-33 points overall including 5 or 6 points in Biology and Chemistry at Higher level. For degrees with French, German and Spanish 5 or 6 points in the language must be achieved at Higher level. 5 points in Japanese at standard level, or equivalent, is required for the degree with Japanese. For other languages 5 points is required in a language at standard level.
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS.
Biology 'the study of living organisms' is a wide-ranging topic in which you may have many potential areas of interest. These courses will suit you if you want a broad biological course while avoiding early specialisation.
You can keep your options open and cover a wide range of areas; or you have the flexibility, when you identify areas that interest and hopefully excite you, to focus on particular biological topics. You can benefit from a wide spectrum of training in the life sciences from staff who are specialists in their chosen subject areas. Many biology students report that field courses were their favourite units; these take place in locations in the UK and abroad, chosen for the richness and interest of their flora and fauna.
The third year of this four year programme is the language placement year, during which students complete a project in a research institution in a country that speaks their chosen language. It is possible to study this programme with French, Spanish, Italian, German, Mandarin or Japanese.
Graduates from Biology go into a range of careers. Around a third choose to work in scientific research and development, which may require significant postgraduate study, usually a PhD. Around two thirds of graduates choose other career options such as teaching or communicating science, as well as careers unrelated to the life sciences including management, finance, marketing and the civil service. As Biology is not a vocational degree, leading straight onto a fixed career path, those graduates that decide against further study often spend their first year after graduation in entry level jobs building up relevant work experience to enter professional and managerial roles in a range of sectors. Many subsequently move on to exciting and high level jobs in the UK and all over the world.
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2013 will be approximately £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £16,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.
Additional expenses: Contribution to fieldwork costs
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