University of Roehampton
Key Course Facts
Explore current developments in the biological sciences to gain a strong foundation in this rapidly developing scientific discipline concerned with the study of living things.
Capture the essence of life and living organisms with this fascinating Biological Sciences degree, exploring the molecular, cellular and organismal aspects essential for understanding modern biology. You will develop skills and understanding right across the biological disciplines.
You will study expanding areas such as biotechnology, which harnesses cellular and bimolecular processes to develop technologies and products to improve our heath, and recombinant DNA technology, which are DNA molecules formed by laboratory methods to create new sequences of DNA, and their social implications. You will also develop your understanding of traditional aspects of animal and plant biology and learn about the diversity and evolution of life.
This degree will provide opportunities to work in our state-of-the-art laboratories, participate in field trips, and conduct your own research projects. We offer exciting modules such as ‘Chemistry of Life’ where you will work in the laboratory to study the structure, evolution and biochemistry of the cell, or ‘Human Ecology’ where you will learn the essentials of human diversity and adaptation, or ‘The Brain in Health and Disease’ where you will study the basis of neurobiology and understand the latest developments in brain research.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Biological Sciences, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
2017 A level required in Biology or Chemistry. GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade C
Please see https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate-entry-requirements/
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with a minimum of 5.5 in each band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20|
|PTE Academic||51||with no less than 51 in any band|
|Cambridge English Advanced||grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band|
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)
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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)
Positions of University of Roehampton in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is a government funded university in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The university began its existence as a women’s teacher training college, and only much later in 2004 became an officially recognised university. Roehampton is made up of four distinct colleges: Digby Stuart College, Froebel College, Southlands College and Whitelands College.
Student composition of University of Roehampton
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
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Medical Biosciences with Management BSc (Hons)||Imperial College of Science||81%||0%||5%||£9250||£32950||183||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences (Evolutionary Biology) BSc (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||78%||5%||1%||£9250||£30400||197||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Essex||63%||0%||5%||£9250||£19080||94||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Dundee||64%||0%||5%||£9250||£23650||196||Dundee||On campus Full-time|
|Veterinary Bioscience (Extended) (with Placement) BSc||Harper Adams University||89%||0%||0%||£9250||£11250||129||Newport||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences with Foundation BSc (Hons)||University of Westminster||74%||5%||10%||£9250||£14400||78||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences (Biotechnology) BSc (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||78%||5%||1%||£9250||£30400||197||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||78%||5%||1%||£9250||£30400||197||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Westminster||74%||5%||10%||£9250||£14400||78||London||On campus Full-time|
|Human Bioscience and Enterprise BSc (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||84%||10%||26%||£9250||£13200||115||Luton||On campus Full-time|