Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science BSc (Hons) Environmental Biotechnology
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 1 year 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement - (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Biological and Marine Sciences School of Biological and Marine Sciences
Entry requirements
A foundation degree (FdSc), Higher National Diploma (HND) or other equivalent qualification in a biological subject. You will be advised on appropriate module choices based on your specific foundation degree or diploma content on enrolment at the University.

Admissions depends on foundation programme studied and all applications will be referred to the Admissions Tutor. Please contact our Undergraduate Admissions team on email: ug-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk or by phone: +44 (0)1752 585858

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
 

A level: Typical offer will be 120 pts to include grade B in biology, along with a second science at grade C from either chemistry, physics, mathematics and a third science that can include either: geology, psychology, geography, environmental science, environmental studies
excluding general studies. 

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Forensic Science - 128-144 points (DDM-DDD) - note that this is subject to the exact modules you have studied - please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk, stating explicitly the full list of modules within your qualification.

International Baccalaureate 30 diploma points overall, to include 5 diploma points in Biology (Higher Level) plus 5 diploma points in second science at Higher Level. English and Mathematics must be included.

Science-based Access To Higher Education diplomas, 33 credits in science-based units at merit including a minimum of 12 credits in biology units.

We would usually expect GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C / 4, or equivalent.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

English language requirements

For candidates that do not have traditional qualifications, our BSc (Hons) Biology with Foundation Year programme provides a route onto this degree. 

Please note that we usually interview all applicants for this programme.