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BSc (Hons) Biology and Geology

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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 St Andrews

1 Location : University of St Andrews

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

What you need to know about this course

This course has information and data for more than one subject. The tabs below are there to help you see which subject the data relates to.

Read more about courses with multiple subjects

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

83%

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

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

35 students (74% 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 Biology (non-specific).

There was not enough data to publish information specifically for this course. This may be because the course size is too small or not enough students responded to the survey. This does not reflect on the quality of the course.

The teaching on my course

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

35 students
(74% of those who were asked)

Learning opportunities

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

35 students
(74% of those who were asked)

Assessment and feedback

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

35 students
(74% of those who were asked)

Academic Support

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

35 students
(74% of those who were asked)

Organisation and management

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

35 students
(74% of those who were asked)

Learning resources

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

35 students
(74% of those who were asked)

Learning community

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

35 students
(74% of those who were asked)

Student voice

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

35 students
(74% of those who were asked)

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89%

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

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

25 students (93% 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 Earth sciences.

There was not enough data to publish information specifically for this course. This may be because the course size is too small or not enough students responded to the survey. This does not reflect on the quality of the course.

The teaching on my course

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

25 students
(93% of those who were asked)

Learning opportunities

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

25 students
(93% of those who were asked)

Assessment and feedback

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

25 students
(93% of those who were asked)

Academic Support

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

25 students
(93% of those who were asked)

Organisation and management

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

25 students
(93% of those who were asked)

Learning resources

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

25 students
(93% of those who were asked)

Learning community

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

25 students
(93% of those who were asked)

Student voice

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

25 students
(93% of those who were asked)

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96%

of students are still on the course or have completed it

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

Data from

55 students.

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

After 1 year on the course: Biology (non-specific)

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

Data from

55 students.

100%

of students are still on the course or have completed it

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

Data from

25 students.

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

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: Earth sciences

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

Data from

25 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 Geography, earth and environmental studies courses

The data displayed is from students on this and other courses in Geography, earth and environmental studies.

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 St Andrews

After 15 months

£24,000

Typical range: £20,000 - £27,000

Data from

15 people

(70% of those asked).

Students graduating during 2017-2018.

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

After 3 years

£26,500

Typical range: £22,000 - £34,500

Data from

110 people.


Students graduating during 2010-2012.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

After 5 years

£32,000

Typical range: £26,500 - £43,500

Data from

120 people.


Students graduating during 2010-2012.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

View for all full-time Geography, earth and environmental studies graduates in:

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After 15 months

£22,500

Typical range: £18,000 - £27,000

Data from

235 people.

30% of UK-resident Geography, earth and environmental studies graduates from University of St Andrews are employed in Scotland.

Students graduating during 2017-2018.

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

After 3 years

No data available

After 5 years

No data available

Average earnings for all full-time Biology (non-specific) courses

For graduates from University of St Andrews

After 15 months

No data available

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

After 3 years

£23,500

Typical range: £15,500 - £26,500

Data from

25 people.


Students graduating during 2010-2012.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

After 5 years

£29,000

Typical range: £21,500 - £32,500

Data from

25 people.


Students graduating during 2010-2012.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

View for all full-time Biology (non-specific) graduates in:

Busy...

After 15 months

No data available

After 3 years

£21,000

(excludes Northern Ireland)

Typical range: £15,500 - £25,000

Data from

300 people.

50% of UK-resident Biology (non-specific) graduates from University of St Andrews are based in Scotland.

Students graduating during 2010-2012.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

After 5 years

£23,500

(excludes Northern Ireland)

Typical range: £18,500 - £29,000

Data from

310 people.

50% of UK-resident Biology (non-specific) graduates from University of St Andrews 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

85%

of the students go on to work and / or study

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2019.

Data from

15 students (60% 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 Biology (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.

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2019.

Data from

15 students

(60% of those who were asked).

90%

of the students go on to work and / or study

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2019.

Data from

20 students (80% 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 Earth sciences.

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

20 students

(80% 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

15 students

(65% of those who were asked).

35%

In highly skilled work

10%

Business and public service associate professionals

5%

Finance Professionals

5%

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

5%

Media Professionals

65%

In other work

15%

Administrative occupations

15%

Elementary occupations

10%

Sales occupations

10%

Customer service occupations

5%

Secretarial and related occupations

5%

Animal care and control services

0%

In unknown work

Employed after finishing the course but employment type is not known

Occupation types 15 months after the course

The data displayed is from students on this and other courses in Geography, earth and environmental studies.

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

30 students

(70% of those who were asked).

85%

In highly skilled work

30%

Business and public service associate professionals

15%

Natural and social science professionals

15%

Teaching Professionals

5%

Information Technology Professionals

5%

Conservation and environment professionals

5%

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

5%

Finance Professionals

5%

Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning Officers, Surveyors and Construction Professionals

5%

Media Professionals

15%

In other work

5%

Caring personal services

5%

In unknown work

Employed after finishing the course but employment type is not known

What you need to know about the data

50%

of graduates find their current work meaningful

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2019.

Data from

10 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

10 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.

80%

of graduates find their current work meaningful

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2019.

Data from

20 students (70% of those who were asked)

The data displayed is from students on this and other courses in Geography, earth and environmental studies.

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

20 students (70% 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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