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BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (Plant Science)

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Survey info

Some data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic, which may have had an effect on their responses.
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University of Edinburgh

1 Location : Central and King's Buildings

Course details


Study mode

Full time

Length

4 year course

Distance learning

Not Available

Placement year

Not Available

Year abroad

Optional

Foundation year

Not Available

Study mode

Full time

Length

4 year course

Distance learning

Not Available

Placement year

Not Available

Year abroad

Optional

Foundation year

Not Available

Student Satisfaction

67%

agreed they were satisfied with the quality of the course

Average Earnings for

23,500

£23,500

15 months after the course for Biosciences graduates at University of Edinburgh

Employment

84%

go on to work and / or study within 15 months after the course

What you need to know about the data

  • The data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Some courses and providers have been affected more than others.
  • The data tells you about the experience of recent students, but your experience may be different.
  • Read more about this data

67%

"Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course"

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

95 students (70% of those who were asked)

All final year students are asked to complete the National Student Survey.

The data displayed is from students on this and other courses in Biosciences (non-specific).

There was not enough data to publish information specifically for this course. This is because the course has not yet run or has not been running long enough for this data to be available.

The teaching on my course

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

95 students
(70% of those who were asked)

Learning opportunities

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

95 students
(70% of those who were asked)

Assessment and feedback

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

95 students
(70% of those who were asked)

Academic Support

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

95 students
(70% of those who were asked)

Organisation and management

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

95 students
(70% of those who were asked)

Learning resources

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

95 students
(70% of those who were asked)

Learning community

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

95 students
(70% of those who were asked)

Student voice

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

95 students
(70% of those who were asked)

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93%

of students are still on the course or have completed it

Source: Data for individual students collected directly from universities and colleges

Data from

380 students.

The data displayed is from students on this and other courses in Biosciences.

There was not enough data to publish information specifically for this course. This is because the course has not yet run or has not been running long enough for this data to be available.

After 1 year on the course

Source: Data for individual students collected directly from universities and colleges

Data from

380 students.

What you need to know about earnings data

  • Some data is from graduates surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Labour markets change
  • Salaries vary across regions in the UK
  • There are lots of factors that affect graduate earnings.
  • Read more about earnings

Average earnings for all full-time Biosciences courses

The data displayed is from students on this and other courses in Biosciences.

This includes data from this and related courses at the same university or college. There was not enough data to publish more specific information. This does not reflect on the quality of the course.

For graduates from University of Edinburgh

After 15 months

£23,500

Typical range: £18,000 - £28,000

Data from

35 people

(65% of those asked).

Students graduating during 2017-2018.

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

After 3 years

£23,000

Typical range: £17,000 - £26,500

Data from

200 people.


Students graduating during 2010-2012.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

After 5 years

£27,500

Typical range: £19,500 - £37,000

Data from

275 people.


Students graduating during 2010-2012.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

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After 15 months

£21,500

Typical range: £19,000 - £25,000

Data from

515 people.

55% of UK-resident Biosciences graduates from University of Edinburgh are employed in Scotland.

Students graduating during 2017-2018.

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

After 3 years

£21,000

(excludes Northern Ireland)

Typical range: £15,500 - £26,000

Data from

1360 people.

56% of UK-resident Biosciences graduates from University of Edinburgh are based in Scotland.

Students graduating during 2010-2012.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

After 5 years

£24,500

(excludes Northern Ireland)

Typical range: £18,500 - £30,000

Data from

1435 people.

54% of UK-resident Biosciences graduates from University of Edinburgh are based in Scotland.

Students graduating during 2010-2012.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

What you need to know about employment data

  • Some data is from graduates surveyed during Covid-19 pandemic
  • Labour markets vary and change over time
  • Employment and job opportunities vary across regions in the UK
  • Read more about employment

84%

of the students go on to work and / or study

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2019.

Data from

125 students (67% of those who were asked).

Read more about employment

What graduates are doing 15 months after the course

The data displayed is from students on this and other courses in Biosciences.

There was not enough data to publish information specifically for this course. This is because the course has not yet run or has not been running long enough for this data to be available.

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2019.

Data from

125 students

(67% of those who were asked).

Occupation types 15 months after the course

The data displayed is from students on this and other courses in Biosciences.

There was not enough data to publish information specifically for this course. This is because the course has not yet run or has not been running long enough for this data to be available.

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2019.

Data from

55 students

(67% of those who were asked).

54%

In highly skilled work

12%

Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

9%

Natural and social science professionals

8%

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

6%

Business and public service associate professionals

5%

Managers, directors and senior officials

38%

In other work

12%

Elementary occupations

10%

Sales occupations

5%

Caring personal services

5%

Administrative occupations

Less than 5%

Secretarial and related occupations

8%

In unknown work

Employed after finishing the course but employment type is not known

What you need to know about the data

70%

of graduates find their current work meaningful

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2019.

Data from

45 students (65% of those who were asked)

The data displayed is from students on this and other courses in Biosciences.

There was not enough data to publish information specifically for this course. This is because the course has not yet run or has not been running long enough for this data to be available.

Perception of work after graduating

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2019.

Data from

45 students (65% of those who were asked)

I am utilising what I learnt during my studies in my current work.

My current work is meaningful.

My current work fits with my future plans.

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