UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The Biotechnology BSc provides a sound base of chemistry, genetics, biochemistry and molecular biotechnology alongside experience of the experimental skills essential for future research, equipping you for a career in this exciting discipline, which has grown out of some of the most dramatic scientific discoveries of the last 30 years.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Introduction to biochemical engineering; cellular and molecular biology; introduction to microbiology; chemistry for biologists. Year 2 examples: Molecular biology; biomolecular structure and function; downstream processing; cell biology. Year 3 examples: Research project in biotechnology or literature review; bioprocess design study; biochemical reactor engineering.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAB
  • GCE A-level AAAe
  • European Baccalaureate 80%-85%
  • International Baccalaureate 38
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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73% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 66%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 86%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

78% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 32
Studying and working 1
Unemployed 19
Unknown 4

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 53%

Total Coursework: 38%

Total Practical: 9%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation