Biological Sciences

BSc (Hons) BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (WITH A YEAR ABROAD)

Key details 

BSC (HONS) BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (WITH A YEAR ABROAD)

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
C10C
Entry Requirements
AAB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, reflecting the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical and fieldwork reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. Your balance of coursework and examinations will vary depending on your module choices. Many of our modules are 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework. 

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Assessment for Year 2

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, reflecting the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical and fieldwork reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. Your balance of coursework and examinations will vary depending on your module choices. Many of our modules are 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework. 

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Assessment for Year 3

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, reflecting the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical and fieldwork reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. Your balance of coursework and examinations will vary depending on your module choices. Many of our modules are 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework. 

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Assessment for Year 4

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, reflecting the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical and fieldwork reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. Your balance of coursework and examinations will vary depending on your module choices. Many of our modules are 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework. 

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Assessment for Year 1

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, reflecting the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical and fieldwork reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. Your balance of coursework and examinations will vary depending on your module choices. Many of our modules are 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework. 

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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, reflecting the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical and fieldwork reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. Your balance of coursework and examinations will vary depending on your module choices. Many of our modules are 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework. 

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Register interest   
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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Students will be enrolled on EITHER BIO-5001Y OR BIO-5017Y OR BIO-5018Y depending on their chosen location of study during their Year Abroad.

Assessment for Year 3

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, reflecting the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical and fieldwork reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. Your balance of coursework and examinations will vary depending on your module choices. Many of our modules are 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Students must take EITHER BIO-6019Y or BIO-6023Y or BIO-6028Y or BIO-6022Y (dependent of availability). Students may be moved from BIO-6019Y to BIO-6023Y, based on stage 2 results.Modules in this range are core, which means they have to be passed and are not eligible for compensation.

Assessment for Year 4

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, reflecting the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical and fieldwork reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. Your balance of coursework and examinations will vary depending on your module choices. Many of our modules are 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAB including Biology or Human Biology. If you are taking an EPQ and three A-levels, we may offer you a one grade reduction on our advertised typical offer, if you achieve an A in the EPQ.

T Levels

Obtain an overall Pass including an A in the core of the T Level and a Distinction in the Occupational Specialism. Acceptable subjects are: Science.

BTEC

DDD in Applied Science or Applied Science (Medical Science) or Animal Management with Science. Excludes BTEC Public Services, Forensic Science, Uniformed Services or Business Administration

Scottish highers

AAAAA including Biology/Human Biology

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including Biology/Human Biology

Irish leaving certificate

4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3, including Biology

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 credits in Biology

European Baccalaureate

80% overall including grade 7 in Biology

International Baccalaureate

33 points including HL 5 in Biology

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

UEA are committed to ensuring that Higher Education is accessible to all, regardless of their background or experiences. One of the ways we do this is through our contextual admissions schemes. 

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries.

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. Where applicable Science A Levels awarded by an English Exam board require a pass in the practical element.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes such as BSc Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year .

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

International Requirements

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country.

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA, offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of the following preparation programme:

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time. 

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application. 

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year. 

Course Reference Number: 6774145

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees  

View our information for Tuition Fees. 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. View our range of Scholarships for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

 

Course related costs

You are eligible for reduced fees during the year abroad. Further details are available on our Tuition Fees website. There will be extra costs related to items such as travel and accommodation during your year abroad, which will vary depending on location. 

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 

Course Reference Number: 6774145

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub. 

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started. 

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information:

How to apply through UCAS

Course Reference Number: 6774145
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
C10C
Entry Requirements
AAB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
4
Explore life itself. Discover the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ of living organisms, from the origins and evolution of life to how organisms, including the human organism, function at different levels of organisation, from molecules to ecosystems. Understand the healthy organism and understand disease. You will cover a broad range of biological topics and be given the chance to specialise in the subjects that interest you most. Learn about the role biology plays in the way we tackle challenges in society today – and the role it will play in our future. A year abroad will add an international flavour to your studies, giving you the opportunity to experience another culture as you continue to develop your skills and expand your research.
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