UWS Clearing

Applied Bioscience and Zoology


BSc (Hons)

4 years full-time, 5 years full-time (sandwich)


September 2023


About the course

Get ready to pursue a career in the zoological sciences with UWS’s BSc (Hons) Applied Bioscience & Zoology degree.

You’ll receive a grounding in biological and environmental science before progressing to study more advanced bioscience topics.

This degree will equip you with the practical and transferable skills for a rewarding career in the life sciences sector in Scotland or abroad.

Our highly qualified and experienced team will deepen your understanding of bioscience and the range of career options and professional accreditations available to you upon graduation.


  • Field work is a key feature of this course, with a number of day trips and a residential marine biology field trip in Year 3.
  • Students have undertaken placements at organisations such as Blair Drummond Safari Park, Amazonia and Scottish SPCA.
  • Lectures from industry professionals will help you to understand how you can transfer and apply theory in real-world situations.
  • This programme is fully accredited by the Royal Society of Biology and upon completion you will meet the academic requirements to be an Associate Member.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 including Biology or Human Biology
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (3 @ HL) including Biology or Human Biology
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Science or Access to Medicine or Access to Biological & Chemical Sciences or Access to Chemistry or Biology or Access to Health & Life Sciences or Access to Radiography or Access to Dietetics, all to include Grades BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: BBC (136 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology
  • A levels: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points including HL Biology and OL Chemistry
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Applied Science or Bioscience or Animal Care
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Animal Care or Animal Science or Applied Biological Science or Applied Bioscience or Biomedical Science or Biotechnology or Environmental Science or Industrial Biotechnology

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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