Course Overview - Biotechnology

This course enables you to study microbial, animal and plant biotechnology. Youll learn the latest techniques and how these can be used to help improve lives. You might be interested in how you can apply science to global issues such as:
- developing new life-saving medicines


- feeding growing populations by generating plants with better nutritional value


- reducing greenhouse gas emissions by providing cleaner biofuels


Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, youll gain the knowledge and skills to succeed when you graduate.

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

23/09/2024

Campus

Sutton Bonington Campus

Course Address
Sutton Bonington
Leicestershire
Loughborough
LE12 5RD

Application Details

Course Code

J700

Institution Code

N84

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

B,B,B

To include 2 science-based subjects usually from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Computer Science, Geography and Psychology can be accepted as the second science-based subject if you are also studying Biology. Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, General Studies, Science and Society and Leisure Studies are not accepted.

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only accepted in combination with two Scottish Advanced Highers at BB in two science-based subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:18,P:6

This qualification will be considered where appropriate science content is being studied. The requirement is 60 credits overall with 45 graded credits at Level 3. 21 credits must be achieved at Distinction; 18 credits at Merit and 6 at Pass. 30 graded level 3 credits must be achieved at minimum Merit from acceptable science units.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

To include Higher Level grade 5 in two science-based subjects usually from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Computer Science, Geography and Psychology can be accepted as the second science-based subject if you are also studying Biology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Applications are considered on an individual basis to ensure sufficient science has been studied.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DM

This qualification will be considered alongside A Level grade B. Applications are considered on an individual basis to ensure sufficient science has been studied. The required A Levels for mixed BTEC and A Level grade profiles depends on the science content studied in the BTEC.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

To include two science-based subjects usually from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Computer Science, Geography and Psychology can be accepted as the second science-based subject if you are also studying Biology. This qualification is only accepted in combination with five Scottish Highers at grades BBBBB.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

To include two science-based subjects usually from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Computer Science, Geography and Psychology can be accepted as the second science-based subject if you are also studying Biology.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

This qualification is accepted alongside two science-based subjects at A level usually from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Computer Science, Geography and Psychology can be accepted as the second science-based subject if you are also studying Biology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

This qualification will be considered alongside A Level grades B,C. Applications are considered on an individual basis to ensure sufficient science has been studied. The required A Levels for mixed BTEC and A Level grade profiles depends on the science content studied in the BTEC.

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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands £9,250
EU, International £25,000

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