University of Brighton Biological Sciences

University of Brighton Biological Sciences

Our Biological Sciences BSc(Hons) covers everything from microbiology and biochemistry to ecology and physiology. Shifting between the microscopic and macroscopic level, we teach you how modern biology can be used to understand and change the world we live in.

With both optional modules and an optional placement year, you have the freedom to shape your learning experience and career. You will also benefit from a range of field trips and a teaching team who are recognised experts in their fields.

Our industry-standard facilities include an Image and Analysis Unit as well as purpose-built laboratories for the study of ecology, microbiology, molecular biology and tissue culture, allowing you to develop the practical skills needed for a career in the biosciences.

The course is available both to new students and as a top-up degree to those with a foundation degree or Higher National Diploma (HND).

Entry requirements

A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BCC–CCC (104–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.

A-levels must include biology.

We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non-academic achievements.

International Baccalaureate
27 points, specified subjects.

Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Must include 12 credits at level 3 in biology. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) 
At least three subjects, which must include English language, mathematics and a science.

Foundation degree/HND/HNC
May enable you to start the course in year 2.

For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Fees and funding

Your fees

UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP

International (full-time) 13,920 GBP

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

What’s included in the fee?

When costs such as health or DBS checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.

Find out more

If you have a question about this course, our enquiries team will be happy to help.01273 644644