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.