Skip to main content

Biology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Learn about life at all levels, from molecules and cells to whole organisms. On this biology degree you'll explore species, communities and entire ecosystems. This broad view will give you the skills you'll need to work around the world in the areas of biology that interest you most.

Each year you'll improve your skills and knowledge and use our wide range of expertise in biological science. This includes:

  • ecology

  • microbiology

  • neuroscience

This biology course will help develop your practical skills and experience. You'll also have many opportunities for field trips and laboratory work.

Southampton is a research university. We're home to the UK's first Cancer Immunology Research Centre, and we're a lead university of the Biofilms Institute. Our research feeds directly into what you'll learn on our biology courses.

With this biological science course you can:

  • carry out fieldwork in the New Forest, Exmoor, Spain and Belize

  • work alongside our active research staff on an independent research project 

  • choose from a selection of optional modules to tailor your degree to your interests

  • spend a semester studying at a university in Europe or Australasia

  • take a year out to work in industry

  • develop transferable skills that employers look for

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

Back to top