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Biological SciencesMain Site
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Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/01/02
Intl fees: £15900
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(Biology and life sciences)
University of Portsmouth evaluation:
Biology and life sciences evaluation:
The students are engaged in a variety of research projects, supervised by academic specialists in their fields; students join a lively research culture and have the opportunity to work in a range of research disciplines including neuroscience, respiratory diseases and molecular medicine; the course aims to involve students fully in the research programmes by providing research and professional training, offering supervision, and also by giving learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and transferable skills in ways that equips students for a wide range of careers.
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A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants subject to interview. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
IELTS: 6.5 (no component score below 6.0)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Portsmouth.
About this university
There is plenty of help and advice on hand for international students that start from their arrival in Portsmouth. The university operates an orientation week that helps students find their way around the university and explore the services on offer. This also introduces them to the support services including those for academic and wider life and even meeting up with other students. These events are organised by the International Office, based within the Nuffield Centre who also organise events during the year and are point of call for international students. The Students Union offer a wide range of services as well as organising the clubs and societies for students to get involved with outside the classroom. The union was the first in England and Wales to register as a full charity in 2006 but has been in operation since at least 1911, when it published a magazine called The Galleon. It is now based in a building at the northern end of Ravelin Park and includes a student activities centre, a social learning space, a bar and a radio station. The clubs and societies at the university are organised into five different bodies: the Athletic Union, Societies, Student Media, Volunteering and RAG (Raising and Giving). There are some 40 plus sports clubs ranging from football and rugby to lacrosse, pole dancing and octopush, a type of underwater hockey. Societies includes everything from politics and lifestyle groups to a law society as well as the longest running paintball club in the UK.