University Of Bristol Biology

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University Of Bristol Biology

UCAS code C100
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 254 overall for Biological Sciences courses

About BSc Biology

A key strength of studying biology at Bristol is exposure to the breadth of biological sciences, from the molecular to the ecological, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology.

Our biology degree starts broadly and then introduces more choice in years two and three, giving you the freedom to specialise or maintain breadth in your studies depending on your interests. The range of research-oriented and transferable skills you will learn will also enhance your employability as a graduate.

We have outstanding facilities in our brand new state-of-the-art Life Sciences Building, and our lecturers are top researchers in their fields.

Course structure

Typical offer for BSc Biology – applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAB including AB in two science/mathematics subjects
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including two science/mathematics subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 5 at Higher Level in two science/mathematics subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 5 at Higher Level in two science/mathematics subjects
Cambridge Pre-U offer Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offer Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in each of two sciences, and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer DDD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics or Science
Scottish Qualifications Authority offer Advanced Higher: AB including two Science/ Maths subjects, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offer Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer 80% overall with 8.5 in science/mathematics subjects*
International qualifications Accepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Science/mathematics subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Statistics and Zoology, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, Further Mathematics, Other Mathematics, Human Biology, Engineering and Electronics

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent B in Mathematics, English Language and Science.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

General enquiries

School of Biological Sciences
University of Bristol
Bristol Life Sciences Building
24 Tyndall Avenue

Tel +44 (0)117 394 1212

Undergraduate admissions

Tel: +44 (0)117 394 1649

Postgraduate admissions


You can find us and get directions using the University’s Google precinct map.

Key contacts

Role Name Room Telephone Email
Head of School Professor Mike Benton 118 +44 (0)117 394 1208
School Manager Kevin Williams G01 +44 (0)117 394 1218
SEA/PA to Head of School and School Manager Charlie Cowley G04 + 44 (0)117 394 1216
Technical Manager Anthony Crawford G05 +44 (0)117 394 1219
Student Administration Manager Andrea Pearce G04 +44 (0)117 394 1213
Postgraduate Administrator Alice Stephenson G04 +44 (0)117 3941295
Undergraduate Administrator Jordan Morgan G04 +44 (0)117 394 1214
Undergraduate Administrator Gill Gunnell G04 +44 (0)117 394 1290
Executive Assistant/PA to Deputy Heads of School April Moody G04 +44 (0)117 394 1305 
Administrative Assistant Sian Weeding G04 +44 (0)117 394 1287
Administrative Assistant Gethin Roberts G04 +44 (0)117 394 1212
Porters N/A Porters Lodge +44 (0)117 394 1184