Edge Hill University
Plant Science BSc (Hons)
Edge Hill University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 60 graduates of Plant Science BSc (Hons) and other courses in at Edge Hill University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
78 /100
60 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Plant Sciences

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £19500 £23000
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £25000 £15500 - £23500 £17500 - £28500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Plant Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21000 £19278 £22292
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £22000 £15556 - £24167 £16417 - £27625

Course Description

Plants are fundamental to life on Earth. They are the source of the oxygen we breathe, the drugs that we develop and the food that we eat. It is, then, a major area of biology. This degree encompasses plant diversity, structure, evolution, taxonomy and physiology and will provide you with a solid theoretical grounding in the subject while building your practical expertise using relevant technology. Appealing to those with a passion for the subject, you will study recent advances, hone your biological research skills and undertake extensive practical and fieldwork activities that will prepare you for a future career in this branch of science.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Plant Science, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Plant Science BSc (Hons) at Edge Hill University

25% Natural and social science professionals
10% Secretarial and related occupations
10% Conservation and environment professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Animal care and control services
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Assessment is through a mixture of coursework and examinations tailored to suit the knowledge and skills required for each module. A wide range of coursework is employed which may include practical portfolios, voucher specimens, project reports, individual and group presentations. Examinations include seen papers and open book assessments.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Preferably to include Biology or a related subject, such as Chemistry, Environmental Science or Geography. Other subjects will be considered if you have demonstrable interest or experience in plant science. Plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Plant Sciences

Qualification requirements

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations.

A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

A minimum of five subjects at Grade H1-H3 will be required.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

International students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Plant Science, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Plant Science BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to Government approval. Visit edgehill.ac.uk/moneymatters for more information.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of Edge Hill University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Edge Hill University in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #47 
    • #63 
    Biological Sciences
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 15 university rankings of Edge Hill University

About Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University is located in Ormskirk, in North East England. EHU was established in 1885 with the mission to create opportunity from knowledge. The university's commitment to providing the best possible employment opportunities for its students is reflected in their Creative Edge facility, a modern and stylish hub where collaborating businesses work on projects with students, and conduct their recruiting activity. There are extensive options for transportation here, with rail connections via Liverpool and Preston, and the Edge Link Bus which comes every 20 minutes.

Student composition of Edge Hill University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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