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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.

Biological sciences courses

Choose from a wide range of degrees in biological sciences.

Undergraduate courses

Study spaces and facilities

Student stories

Our research makes a difference


Our strong research portfolio allows us to deliver world class education at the cutting edge of a wide range of subject areas.
Principal Teaching Fellow
What kind of dinosaurs used to roam around Southampton and southern England? My work in evolution and palaeobiology is helping us to find out!
My work focuses on ways to improve the lives and treatments for those with neurodegenerative diseases like dementia.
Professor of Neuroscience


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University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time.
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