University College London
Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)
University College London

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 335 graduates of Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) and other courses in History and Archaeology at University College London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in History and Archaeology.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in History and Archaeology

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of History and Archaeology 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 £28000 £28000 £37000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £33000 £22000 - £35000 £28000 - £49000

Course Description

The Biological Sciences BSc offers you an extremely wide choice of optional modules ranging from molecular genetics to behaviour and ecology, and a flexible programme of study. Taught across the Faculty of Life Sciences, we offer a breadth of biological education unmatched in almost any other UK university.

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 BSc (Hons) at University College London

16% Welfare and housing associate professionals
11% Artistic, literary and media occupations
9% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
7% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
6% Health associate professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
4% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
4% Welfare Professionals
4% Sales occupations
3% Teaching Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for History and Archaeology

Qualification requirements

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

If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade B or 6.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • UPSCE
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biological Sciences, 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 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 £32100 year 1
International £32100 year 1

Additional fee information

Overseas fees are fixed at the rate of entry, the fees indicated above will be charged to 2023/24 entrants for each year of study on the programme.

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)

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About University College London

University College London, otherwise known as UCL, is a government funded research university based in metropolitan London, England. It’s a university that puts emphasis on investigative research and the teaching of critical thinking skills for its alumni. The university has its main campus in the Bloomsbury area of the populous London Borough of Camden, in Central London, where students can enjoy its large parks and open spaces in their free time.

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