Queen's University of Belfast
Biological Sciences (Foundation degree delivered at Belfast Metropolitan College, Titanic Quarter campus) FdSc
Queen's University of Belfast

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24966 £22375 £26273
25-75 percentile range £20975 - £27992 £16894 - £27526 £20699 - £33736

Course Description

This programme aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of scientific methods of enquiry and theoretical principles of biological sciences, including, where appropriate, the application of those principles in an employment context.

Students studying the FdSci in Biological Sciences will develop understanding of:

  1. the relevance of biological sciences in the current economic environment

  2. the hierarchical nature of biological sciences ranging from molecular level to whole organism and species interactions

  3. the need for competence and dexterity in contemporary biological practical techniques and cognate disciplines

  4. a professional approach to work, study and lifelong learning

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

A minimum of DDM with the main subjects being Science or Maths. Also required: GCSE at C or above in English or English Language, Mathematics and in either Chemistry, or Physics or Dual Award Science.

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Including one in a relevant subject/science (90 UCAS tariff points)

GCSE Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at grade C or better. GCSE Double Award Science grades CC acceptable in lieu of GCSE Biology and Chemistry. Scottish National 5 Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at grade C or better.

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biological Sciences (Foundation degree delivered at Belfast Metropolitan College, Titanic Quarter campus), FdSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Biological Sciences (Foundation degree delivered at Belfast Metropolitan College, Titanic Quarter campus) FdSc

England UK £6166 year 1
Scotland £6166 year 1
Wales £6166 year 1
Channel Islands £6166 year 1
EU £13866 year 1
International £13866 year 1
Northern Ireland £3155 year 1
Ireland £3155 year 1

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, 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)

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About Queen's University of Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.

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