Biological sciences

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Explore some of the biggest problems facing the planet, from global warming to animal extinction and disease. Develop specialist skills in areas like biology, zoology or neuroscience.

Our courses offer flexible modules and field or laboratory placements. Past placements have included Pfizer, Kew gardens, and conservation trusts. Spend a semester abroad at one of our partnership universities, or work on a summer research project through a vacation scholarship. After your degree, our graduate school will connect you to academic and industrial partners from around the world. Graduates move into fields like medicine, environmental research, or wildlife research.

  • 89%

    of students agreed the course is intellectually stimulating

    National Student Survey 2022

  • International study and industry placement opportunities

  • 99%

    of Biological Sciences graduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation

    Graduate Outcomes 2020/2021

Biological sciences courses

Choose from a wide range of degrees in biological sciences.

Undergraduate courses

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