Faculty of Biological Sciences undergraduate admissions guidance

Faculty of Biological Sciences undergraduate admissions guidance

This page contains additional admissions guidance to support applications to, and enquiries about, undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. The guidance applies to all undergraduate courses across the Faculty.

Entry requirements

Advanced entry

Undergraduate entry

The Faculty of Biological Sciences will consider applications from those who are seeking entry to the second year. All applications must be made through UCAS, as per the deadlines outlined in the Application routes and deadlines section below.

To be eligible the applicant must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

  • Meet first year requirements, as detailed on Coursefinder.
  • Have met the learning outcomes of year 1 of the relevant programme.
  • Have achieved a minimum % average in the first year of study.

Decision on such applications are made by the Academic Admissions Tutor (or other academic lead).

Entry onto Level 3 of the Faculty of Biological Sciences is not permitted.

Application process

Application routes and deadlines

Internal transfers

The Faculty of Biological Sciences will consider applications from those who wish to transfer internally from other programmes at the University of Leeds. Applicants are expected to meet the standard academic entry requirements. Applicants will be expected to discuss their change of programme with an Academic Admissions Tutor from the chosen School before being accepted. Students wishing to be considered for second year entry should consult the section above for more information on Advanced Entry.

Reapplications and former students of the university

The Faculty of Biological Sciences will consider applications from those who have previously applied to the institution.

The Faculty of Biological Sciences considers applications from candidates who have previously studied at the institution in line with the University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy. Where appropriate, such candidates may be able to apply for Advanced Entry.

Resits

The Faculty of Biological Sciences will consider applications from those who are re-taking examinations prior to entering the University.

Confirmation

Undergraduate confirmation

The Faculty of Biological Sciences may not be able to confirm a place in the upcoming academic cycle following an improved final grade after a re-mark, however applicants may be offered a deferred place or be asked to reapply. Applications will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate deferrals

The Faculty of Biological Sciences will consider applications for deferred entry. Applicants who wish to defer following the submission of their application must do so prior to commencing the course, but preferably before the confirmation of a place.

Applicant assessment

Personal statements

Undergraduate personal statements

The personal statement of the application form helps us to assess the nature of the applicant’s interest in the academic subject and is an important part of the selection process. It is essential that applicants take this opportunity to demonstrate their enthusiasm and aptitude for the academic subject. It is an important part of the selection process, and an applicant may be assessed based on the strength of their statement relative to others in their cohort, and/or based on criteria set by the academic school.

Interviews

All applicants for School of Biology undergraduate programmes will be required to attend an interview.

Interview methods may vary depending on the circumstances and/or geographical location of the applicant. For example, interviews may take place on a one to one basis or via Skype, video conferencing or telephone. Where possible the Faculty of Biological Sciences will accommodate requests for alternative interview dates, however an alternative cannot be guaranteed.

Decisions and communications with applicants

Unsuccessful applicants who wish to request feedback on the reason for the outcome of their application should do so in line with the Feedback section of the above policy, using the relevant email address contact in the Useful contacts and resources section below. Generally, where applicants request feedback on why they have not been admitted, feedback will be given.

Useful contacts and resources

Appeals and complaints

Applicants to undergraduate programmes who have sought feedback and wish to challenge the decision made on their application please contact the Faculty Admissions Manager, Paul Matthews.

Email: p.matthews@leeds.ac.uk