University of Roehampton
Biological Sciences Extended Degree BSc (Hons)
University of Roehampton

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

The Biological Sciences extended degree programmes include a foundation year, which will provide you with a sound introduction to key elements needed for studying Biological Sciences at degree level. Our extended degree programme will provide you with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for study. The Foundation year is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide you with subject specific knowledge as a basis for success in your following three years.

In your extended degree, you will explore the essence of life and living organisms with this fascinating course, understanding the molecular, cellular and organismal aspects. 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 course 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 Extended Degree, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
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 Extended Degree, 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 Extended Degree BSc (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £13145 year 1

Additional fee information

Costs for 2020 entry.

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:

  • Foundation

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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.

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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - Erasmus House
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