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.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
HP Laptop and software included with this course.
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.
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.
The first year focuses on fundamental principles, including research methodology, statistical analysis of data, and presentation of results for a variety of audiences, all of which will be used throughout the course and beyond. In the second and third year you are able to specialise and focus on areas that you are particularly interested in.
The cost for this trip in 2016 was approximately £550. Alternatively, there is the option of staying in Northampton to study local field sites and perform a river survey. Staff also encourage students to apply for travel grants for study visits abroad during the summer vacation periods.
Methods of Learning
We aim to make learning an engaging and enjoyable experience from our extensive online resources and face to face teaching. We will introduce you to science principles, help you to develop analytical skills and encourage you to evaluate and recommend solutions to real-life, local to global, biological problems.
Teaching and learning occurs through a variety of methods, with laboratory practical, workshops, learning how to use new software, fieldwork, seminars and lectures. Most modules have two hours of contact time per week, but sometimes sessions can be longer or shortened depending on the activity e.g. day long fieldwork excursions.
Two modules have been semisterised, which means that one module is delivered in the Autumn Term (ENV1012) and the other (ENV1002) is delivered in the Spring term. This arrangement has allowed for a four hours contact time per week to enable you to get the most out of practical sessions, workshops and field visits.
All of the module tutors use our virtual learning environment (NILE) to provide additional resources to facilitate your independent learning.
Assessment methods include writing specific reports, blogs, articles, giving presentations, and taking time constrained assessment and exams. Many modules are assessed through 100% coursework but some modules have exams that could be worth up to 60% of the final module grade.
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|Number of Staff||1,611|
|Number of Students||11,984|
|Number of International Students||1000|
|Graduation Employment Rate||95%|
|Student Satisfaction Rate||89%|
|Academic Programs Offered||Undergraduate and Postgraduate|
|Mode of Programs Offered||Full time, Part time and Distance|
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Average Tuition Fee for International Fee||GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000|
|Proficiency Test for English Language||IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, Funds and Loans|
For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.
The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:
|BA and BSc Degrees||GBP 12,900|
|BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy||GBP 13,900|
|BSc Nursing||GBP 15,750|
|Sandwich / placement Year||GBP 1,000|
|MA or MSc Degrees||GBP 13,750|
Basic list of expenses apart from tuition fee are as follows:
|Type of Expenditure||Cost (in GBP, per week)|
|Accommodation (includes basic facilities)||130 to 300|
|Food||36 to 52|
|Mobile phone||4 to 14|
|Books and supplies||Around 11|
|Clothing and personal care||16 to 26|
Basic Admission Requirements
The Result of Language Tests for English Proficiency from all the international applicants. The exams valid are IELTS, TOEFL iBT and Pearson PTE. Following are the minimum scores required in IELTS to gain admission:
|Academic Programs||Minimum Score|
|Undergraduate||6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section|
|Postgraduate||6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section|
|Research||7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section|
|Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average)||MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK||£850 to £1,050 a month|
|Entrance Exams in UK||TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590|
|Work and Study in UK||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in UK||2 Year after graduation depending on the course.|
|Cost of Student Visa in UK||£348|
|Student Visa in UK||Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.|
|Intakes in UK||There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.|
|Top Job Sectors in UK||IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.|
|Economy in UK||Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal|
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