Biology Joint Honours (Joint Honours)

the United Kingdom

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The award
Joint Honours

How long you will study

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14045 per year

All study options

About Biology Joint Honours at University of Derby

  • Combine Biology with another subject and you will set yourself apart as a versatile, motivated and highly employable graduate.
  • Explore traditional topics alongside the very latest developments that are changing the face of biology
  • Be inspired by a teaching team which includes world-renowned researchers and which was rated 'excellent' by quality inspectors
  • Put theory into practice in our well-equipped laboratories and on fascinating fieldtrips
  • Hone your skills with project and voluntary work at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust reserves
  • Undertake a major research project into an area of your choice

You can also study Biology as a single honours subject.

Our Biology Joint Honours programme has been designed to capture the aspirations of students, reflect the needs of employers and meet high professional standards.

In-depth knowledge, latest insights

The dynamic and exciting nature of biology is reflected throughout this course. Depending on your module selection you will learn about traditional topics such as human biology, genetics, evolution and ecology. As biology is constantly evolving, you may also get the chance to explore current issues such as the human genome and its impact on drug development and cancer therapies.

Overall, we cover three broad themes ' whole organism; molecular and cellular; and environmental/ecological biology. For each of these, we reinforce the concepts and skills that the professional biologist needs. ­

We offer a wide range of optional modules so that you can match your degree to your own interests and career ambitions. The number of options you take will depend on whether you select Biology as a major, joint or minor subject. In your final year, you will also have the opportunity to conduct a major research project into an area of your choice.

Impressive laboratories

You can strengthen your practical skills in our newly-upgraded learning facilities.They include high-specification laboratories with modern instrumentation, a glasshouse with plants from diverse habitats, an aquatic research facility and an insectory housing many different species. We have also opened a student research laboratory which gives you a dedicated space for your independent study project.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardJoint HonoursHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14045 per year

Entry requirements

UCAS points

  • 120* (up to 16 from AS-levels)

Specific requirements at A-level

  • At least a C in Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science at A-level, or Science related BTEC/Access Diploma (or equivalent qualification)

Specific requirements at GCSE

  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Interview / Audition

  • N/A


  • N/A

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