As the knowledge base in the biological sciences grows exponentially and technology becomes ever more sophisticated, the ability to think broadly about biology and to apply your knowledge across the boundaries of traditional disciplines will inevitably become a very valuable and powerful asset both in scientific environments and in many other walks of life.
This degree takes you across biological boundaries with the option to specialise in your second year.
University of Leicester
This is the most flexible of all our biological sciences degrees. Packed with exciting subjects and transferable employability skills, you will get the maximum choice of topics to choose from in Years 2 and 3. This means that you can learn about the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie the full range of biological sciences or you can focus on just the parts that you develop a passion for; you can even see these mechanisms in action on field trips. The analytical and critical skills you acquire by studying Biological Sciences are valued by researchers and employers in non-scientific fields.
A/AS-levels: ABB. All subjects accepted. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level.
EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.
GCSE: Maths at grade B (5) plus English Language at grade C (4).
Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points overall including a minimum of grade 5 in SL Maths Analysis and Approach, grade 4 in HL Maths or grade 6 in SL Maths Application and Interpretation if not held at GCSE.
BTEC Nationals: Full Diploma with DDD, Diploma in Business preferred.
T Levels: Distinction in either: Accounting or Finance (plus GCSE Maths grade 5 and English language at grade 4)
Our ‘Careers After Biological Sciences’ series of lectures features Leicester graduates giving insights into their career experiences and good advice for finding jobs.
Graduates from our Biological Sciences courses have gone on to jobs in:
At the very beginning of your course you’ll take the short, non-credit bearing Academic and Study Skills.
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