What will I learn?

**Overview**Are you excited by the natural world and want to tackle issues like disease, endangered species, and food and water shortages?This accredited BSc (Hons) Biology degree gives you the knowledge and skills to apply your interest in the science of life and living organisms. With this degree under your belt, you can contribute positively to society in your career.In your first year, you'll get a foundation in key biological theories and principles. You'll also be introduced to the practical skills and technology you'll use throughout your degree and in your career as a biologist.In years 2 and 3, you'll build on your fundamental biology skills and knowledge. You can specialise in the strands of biology that interest you most, such as microbiology and biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, or ecology and evolution.In your final year, you'll design and run an investigation and present it to a professional specification. You can do a placement year after your second year, or study abroad on a conservation or research scheme.Your Biology degree could set you up for a rewarding career in education, research, scientific journalism or the biotechnology and environmental sectors. And you'll be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology.**Accredited by:**This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.**What you'll experience**On this degree course, you'll:- Develop your knowledge and abilities by learning from internationally recognised scientists who are leading the way in their respective fields- Cover areas at the forefront of scientific endeavour, including biotechnology, ecology, cell biology and molecular biology- Put your knowledge to work in the lab, using world-class equipment and the latest technology- Specialise in subjects that interest you most, from marine and terrestrial biology, to molecular genetics- Develop problem-solving, communication and numeracy skills alongside technical skills- Explore the diversity of local ecosystems and go on field trips to UK and tropical destinations such as Lulworth Cove, Devon and Mexico- Have the chance to study abroad on a conservation or research scheme- Equipment you can use on this course includes:- Molecular biology instrumentation- Chemical analysis facilities for detecting pollutants- Fluorescence microscopes, scanning and transmission electron microscopes**Facilities you can use include:**- microbiology and embryology laboratories with high-tech imaging and gene analysis equipment- ancient DNA preparation and analysis laboratories- water quality laboratory- the European Xenopus Resource Centre- research greenhouse**Careers and opportunities**What can you do with a Biology degree?Completing this BSc (Hons) Biology degree course will open doors to further study and academic research. As a modern biologist, you can also put your degree to work in areas such as:- biotechnology- the food industry- science administration- biomedical research- environmental consultancy- teaching**What jobs can you do with a Biology degree?**Roles our graduates have taken on include:- research scientist- science technician- grant administrator- medical writer- biomedical sales specialist- ecological surveyorOur Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. We'll support you for up to 5 years after you graduate.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 21,200) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 21,200) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Invested GBP150m in last 10 years to upgrade amenities