Biotechnology

Course Overview - Biotechnology

Microorganisms are an important but often misunderstood form of life. The causative agents of many diseases, microbes can also be exploited as cell factories to produce a wide range of useful products, provide the means to decontaminate polluted environments and act as models for understanding biological processes. At York you will learn about the practical application of biological knowledge to economically important areas, such as health, food and the environment.

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

10/2024

Campus

Main Site

Course Address
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

Application Details

Course Code

J700

Institution Code

Y50

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

A,A,B

Essential Subjects: Biology or Human Biology and a second Science (or equivalent) are essential. We consider the following subjects as a second Science: Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Further Mathematics, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology or Statistics. Information: Applicants taking Science A Levels that include a practical component will be required to pass.

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

Please use the course link below for more details on Scottish entry requirements.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction and 9 at Merit or higher including Biology and second Science-related units.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

With 6 in Higher Level Biology and a second Science.

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

DDD

We consider a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in Biology and a second Science (or equivalent qualification) are essential. We may also consider relevant units in your BTEC as A Level Science equivalent. We consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (2016 syllabus) with all 7 mandatory units. We consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (2010 syllabus), please contact us for information on the units we accept.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We consider a range of OCR qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in Biology and a second Science (or equivalent qualification) are essential. We may also consider relevant units in your OCR Cambridge Technical as A Level Science equivalent.

Scottish Advanced Higher

Please use the course link below for more details on Scottish entry requirements.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

Cambridge Pre-U Biology and a second Science are essential.

Extended Project

B

If you achieve B or higher at EPQ, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A Level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.

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

A

B

We will consider this qualification alongside or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications, as equivalent to one A Level.

T Level

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