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Biology courses

University of Northampton

Biology Bsc (hons)

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : £ 12,500 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0


About this course

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.

Course Highlights

  • Work experience abroad.
  • Tailor degree to your individual needs and interests.
  • Study abroad opportunity.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Course Details

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.

Opportunities Abroad

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.

Assessments

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.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

University of Northampton Highlights

Institute Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
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

University of Northampton Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:

Undergraduate Courses 

Course Fee
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

Graduate Courses 

Course Fee
MA or MSc Degrees GBP 13,750
MBA GBP 14,750

Cost of Attendance

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
Travel Around 17
Books and supplies Around 11
Clothing and personal care 16 to 26
Entertainment Around 29

University of Northampton Application Process

Basic Admission Requirements

  1. Certified transcripts of high school/college/university
  2. One reference required
  3. Statement of Purpose depicting the interest of the applicant in the chosen course
  4. MBA applicants must also have a proof of work experience
  5. Arts and design applicant must also submit their portfolio 

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

Additional Requirements

  1. When an international student is accepted they are required to pay the deposit fee of GBP 5,000 and will then receive a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from the University.
  2. Other documents for the visa application process are:
  • Passport
  • UK visa history form
  • Proof of financial support
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

£ 12,500

Total

£ 12,500

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