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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.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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