Biological Sciences (including Preliminary Year) BSc (Hons)

Cardiff University

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Course info

UCAS CODE C102
Our Biological Sciences degree with Preliminary Year is a four-year course. The Preliminary Year covers key topics in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and leads to a BSc in any of the subjects offered by the School of Biosciences. The purpose of the Preliminary Year is to provide students who don’t have a sufficient background in science with the basis of scientific knowledge to enable them to thrive in the year one curriculum and beyond.Our Biological Sciences degree provides the greatest ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
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36th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
30th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
47th

Start date and duration

Start date
27-SEP-21
Full Time
4 Years

Others in Biosciences

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 93 = 7% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Others in Biosciences graduate salary at this uni
£18,000
UK Others in Biosciences graduate salary
£20,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, May 2021

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Others in Biosciences

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Biology
94%
Chemistry
74%
Mathematics
46%
Psychology
18%
Geography
12%

Tuition fees

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Students from Other UK
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£9,000 per year
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Students from England Students from England
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£10,500 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
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£21,950 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£21,950 per year
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It has been amazing despite the circumstances. I have made some lovely friends living in halls. I'm excited to be able...
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25 Oct 19

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Very good, Most of my lectures are very enthusiastic about what they teach The staff is very helpful and try to make...

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Where you'll study

Cardiff University

30-36 Newport Road Cardiff
CF24 0DE United Kingdom Nearest train station: Cardiff Queen Street  0.1 miles away

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