Kingston University
Biological Sciences (including Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons)
Kingston University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Biological Sciences (including Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons) and other courses in at Kingston University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
89 /100
10 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in biosciences (non-specific)

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 £21000 £21000 £26000
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £24500 £17000 - £26500 £21000 - £34500

Salary of all UK Graduates of biosciences (non-specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £30929 £35939
25-75 percentile range £20952 - £29144 £23857 - £42071 £28098 - £51622

Course Description

Why Choose Kingston

  • Kingston University is No.1 in London for Biosciences (Guardian League Table 2021).

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. You’ll receive one year’s free associate membership once you graduate.

  • Through option modules, you can tailor your degree to suit your interests and career goals.

  • You can choose a four-year sandwich degree, with a year’s overseas study, or an industrial placement to give you a career head start.

About the Course

Are you fascinated about the human body and how it responds to exercise and disease? By choosing this course, you’ll study human biology through molecular biology and physiology and gain insights into global health.

Practical studies will include a laboratory and/or field-based project, a data project or a systematic review. This might take place in a laboratory or an organisation outside the University.

You’ll graduate with the knowledge and practical skills you need to boost your employability, helping you stand out when seeking work.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Biological Sciences (including Sandwich Year), 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 Biological Sciences (including Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons) at Kingston University

40% Natural and social science professionals
20% Administrative occupations
20% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
10% Health associate professionals

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, small group workshops and practical classes. Assessment methods: for most modules, end-of-module exams contribute 50 to 60 per cent towards the overall mark. Coursework methods include practical classes, essays, group exercises, poster presentations and reports. In the Year 3 project, you can produce either a laboratory and/or field-based project, or a library-based dissertation. You may be able to undertake the project in a laboratory or organisation outside the University.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS points from ideally 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for biosciences (non-specific)

Qualification requirements

A Levels to include Biology/Applied Biology at grade C or above; two science A-levels are desirable which include Maths, Physics, Psychology, Geography, Sociology, Statistics (others) However those doing A level Biology and A levels in non-science subjects will be considered. We also count Bioscience Extended Project towards your total UCAS points. General Studies not accepted

Equivalent of 96 UCAS points with a minimum of a grade C in Biology or Human Biology and one other Science.

Can be considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications e.g. A2's in different subjects.

Equivalent of 96 UCAS points. Access Courses in Biology, Agriculture, Health and Health Sciences, Science, Medicine and Medical and Biosciences all accepted.

Applied Science and Applied Biology accepted. Applicants should also hold A Level Biology with a minimum of a grade C.

To include Biology at Higher Level grade 5 and another Science at Higher Level grade 5 with Standard Level grade 5 required in English Language and Maths.

Applied Biology, Applied Science, Biology, Medical Science, Life Science, Biomedical Science, Environmental Science accepted.

Equivalent of 96 UCAS points with minimum of H4 in Biology or Human Biology

T Levels T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

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


Tuition Fees Biological Sciences (including Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons)

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

Additional fee information

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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)

University Rankings

Positions of Kingston University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Kingston University in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #53 
    • #70 
    Biological Sciences
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 22 university rankings of Kingston University

About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

Student composition of Kingston 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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