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Biology BSc (Hons)

Biology’s role in society is explored through this course. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are used to examine large biological data sets at all three stages in the course. We believe that the skills in managing big data, analysing spatial relationships and thinking about biological problems at different scales are skills that biologists will need in the future, either in biological conservation or human health.

Biology at the University of Northampton is split into three stages. In the first stage you’ll develop a broad range of Biology skills, including biodiversity, conservation management, genetics, molecular biology, human physiology and the role of the immune system. In the second and third stages you’ll have the opportunity to specialise - choosing from a range of biological concepts, including medical genetics, biodiversity, immunology and restoration ecology.

Our modules are informed by staff actively researching in their specialist areas, introducing you to science principles to help you develop analytical skills and encourage you to evaluate and recommend solutions to real-life, local to global, biological problems.

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C100 (C101 with Foundation Framework)
BSc/Biol or BSc/BioFY with Foundation Framework
Waterside Campus
Three years full-time or four years full-time with Foundation Framework. Part-time available.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is around 112 UCAS points, grades BCC at A Level, or DMM at BTEC.

Foundation Study Framework entry requirements: Admission to the foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications, or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.