Imperial College of Science
Biotechnology BSc (Hons)
Imperial College of Science

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Biotechnology BSc (Hons) at Imperial College of Science for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry.

Overall student satisfaction
92 /100
10 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry 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 £34000 £29000 £40500
25-75 percentile range £28500 - £36000 £23000 - £39000 £31000 - £56000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25986 £23450 £28950
25-75 percentile range £21993 - £30000 £18456 - £28917 £22344 - £35829

Course Description

Biotechnology creates a vital link between biology and technology.

All Biotechnology students follow the same core modules for the first two years. This gives you a solid grounding in the fundamental topics, and prepares you for advanced study.

You'll cover all aspects of the applied biochemistry and biotechnology industries, including commercialising technology, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property. Your learning is enhanced with lectures and case studies from business leaders and academics.

Teaching is enriched by the Department's internationally leading research programme, so you'll be learning at the very cutting edge of the subject.

You will also benefit from access to our outstanding facilities, including for genomic and cell biology studies, tissue culture suites and the most modern microscopes.

As you progress, you will have increased freedom to follow your own interests by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. You'll also complete a research project or dissertation involving a significant element of biotechnology.

The structure of the Department's courses means that transfer between different Biotechnology and Biochemistry degrees is usually possible up until the end of the second year. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

As well as your main Imperial degree (BSc), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS) on completion of this course.

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 Biotechnology BSc (Hons) at Imperial College of Science

25% Elementary occupations
15% Sales occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Customer service occupations
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Process, plant and machine operatives

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
Cambridge English Advanced

For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade B overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 185 overall with 176 in all elements/bands

IELTS (Academic) 7

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.5 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

PTE Academic 69

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 62 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

TOEFL (iBT) 100

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 22 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

Cambridge English Advanced

For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade B overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 185 overall with 176 in all elements/bands

IELTS (Academic) 7

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.5 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

PTE Academic 69

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 62 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

TOEFL (iBT) 100

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 22 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

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

Costs

Tuition Fees Biotechnology 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
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £41650 year 1
International £41650 year 1

Additional fee information

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Average student cost of living in London

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, 2025

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)

University Rankings

Positions of Imperial College of Science in top UK and global rankings.

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About Imperial College of Science

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London) is a publicly funded university that provides Undergraduate and Postgraduate education in each of its specialist disciplines. Prospective students can expect to find the latest state-of-the-art materials in each department, as well as well-equipped leisure centres for enjoying sport activities outside of class hours. Located in the heart of London, there is something for everyone in this sprawling city.

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Student composition of Imperial College of Science

undergraduates:
11625
postgraduates:
9255
Total:
20880

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