University of Bolton Biology

By | 24th April 2017

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University of Bolton Biology

Why choose this course?

Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

  • 1st in the North West for graduate prospects (CUG 2015 & 2016)
  • Take advantage of our flexible approach, which allows you to specialise in your final year or continue with broad-based study
  • Benefit from small class sizes and enjoy regular contact with approachable, highly qualified staff
  • Use high-spec, modern laboratories with designated technicians
  • Be reassured by the high levels of student satisfaction for teaching – 85% in the National Student Survey
  • Enjoy a wide range of career options and take advantage of the course’s established success in placing graduates into employment (within schools, colleges, universities, NHS, local wildlife trusts and research labs)

Course overview

The BSc (Hons) in Biology offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field.

This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the subject during your first and second years of study. In your third year you will have the opportunity to continue with your broad study of Biology or focus your studies on a more specialised field by selecting one of the named routes from Animal Biology and Molecular Sciences.

In addition to broadening your knowledge of the science of biology, you will gain an understanding of research methods and develop the practical and laboratory skills relevant to your studies and future career.

About the course

Class sizes are small and teaching staff are supportive and friendly. Many of the areas in which you may choose to specialize are supported by staff research, such as aspects of molecular or environmental biology.

You will be taught using a wide variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and field work, small group work and supported self study. Experts in particular areas of biology regularly give talks and presentations as guest speakers.

Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories where you will have the opportunity to enhance your practical lab skills.

Special features

  • Class sizes are small and teaching staff are friendly and very supportive.
  • You will have the opportunity to build networks with professional biologists and others working in related roles, through professional placements and field work.
  • Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories.
  • You have the opportunity to study abroad in a habitat of your choice (including desert, marine or rainforest).
Award(s)BSc (Hons)
CodeC100-D
Mode of attendanceFull-time
Duration(s)3 years
Start date(s)25/09/2017
Entry requirementsFor January 2017 entry, 240 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) including biology or a related subject. You should also fulfil the additional entry requirements below (where appropriate).

From September 2017, 96 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) including biology or a related subject.

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.

Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
Location(s)University of Bolton:
Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

Fees, funding and finance information

Home/EU Fees

Year of study
Total
Entry Year2016/172017/182018/192019/20
2016/17£9,000£9,000£9,000£27,000
2017/18£9,000£9,000£9,000£27,000
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International Fees

Year of study
Total
Entry Year2016/172017/182018/192019/20
2016/17£11,250£11,250£11,250£33,750
2017/18£11,250£11,250£11,250£33,750

No hidden extras

We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

  • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses
  • All mandatory site visits or field trips
  • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles
  • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course
  • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

*Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

Additional learning opportunities and associated costs

In addition to the course fees above, there are some further costs which you may incur as a student on this course. These costs are optional and are not mandatory to your studies.

Residential marine science field course (year two) £350-£470+ (estimate covers travel, food and accommodation).

Contact Us

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Dr Judith Hanson (Programme Leader)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903645

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Dr Jen Waring (Admissions Tutor)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903608

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Dr Ann Kolodziejski (Placement Co-ordinator)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903149

For further information and details of how to apply please contact:

Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

http://www.bolton.ac.uk