Biological Sciences BSc

University College London (UCL)
London, United Kingdom
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 77,867

Entry Requirements

A Levels

  • Grades AAA
  • Subjects Biology required plus one from Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.
  • AS Levels A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
  • GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade B. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet this requirement following enrolment at UCL.

IB Diploma

  • Points 38
  • Subjects A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Biology at grade 6 and one from Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, with no score below 5.

Or other equivalent qualifications.

English Requirement

  • Completed a minimum of twelve months education in a country that UCL considers to be ‘majority English speaking’, no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment
  • Completed a minimum of eighteen months of work experience in a country that UCL considers to be ‘majority English speaking’, no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment
  • Completed a school leaving qualification containing English, which UCL considers to meet the CEFR B2 level in all four skills, no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment
  • Obtained one of the English language tests accepted by UCL, no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment. A number of qualifications and tests are recognized, UCL's preferred English language qualification being the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The qualification or test result must have been awarded at the appropriate level (standard, good or advanced).

Curriculum

Year One
Compulsory modules

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Life on Earth
  • Quantitative Biology

Optional modules
You will select 1.0 credits from a wide range of optional courses. These may include:

  • Chemistry for Biology Students
  • Chemistry for Biologists
  • Environmental Change
  • Environmental Systems and Processes
  • Mammalian Physiology
  • Modern Languages at various levels
  • Science in the Spotlight

Year Two
Pathway options
In the second year, students will have the opportunity to either remain on the generalist Biological Sciences programme, or select a specialist pathway in either:

  • Environmental Biology
  • Genetics
  • Human Genetics
  • Zoology

If they remain on the Biological Sciences programme, they will choose from three streams to suit their emerging interests: Generalist, Whole Organism or Cells.

Final Year
Compulsory modules

  • Introduction to Research
  • Literature Review

Optional modules

  • Select 1.5 credits from a wide range of optional courses in their chosen pathway or stream of study and from other approved disciplines within UCL.

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