Biosciences

Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Biosciences is the study of living things from ecosystems down to their molecular interactions. It is a subject that has a significant impact on our daily lives.

Modern Biosciences integrates knowledge and understanding over a range of scales and from a range of organisms. You’ll develop skills to analyse experimental data, draw logical conclusions and ask sensible questions about areas of uncertainty. You will learn to effectively communicate these observations and evaluations to others.

Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in biosciences. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Specialist facilities and equipment

You will undertake practical classes in our well-equipped teaching laboratories. There is also a dedicated computer laboratory for bioinformatics.

Graduate employability

You will develop the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of fields. These could include industries such as pharmaceutical, education, environment, conservation and biotechnology. You’ll also be well suited to roles in agricultural, medical and chemical laboratories. Many of our graduates choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers. The range of skills developed whilst taking a biosciences degree equips you for many other graduate careers, for example business management and science teaching.

Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.

Rankings

The awards, accolades and league table rankings for this subject.

Ellie McMullen
“The Biology course has really opened my eyes to the number of opportunities available to me once I graduate. Being taught by some of the top researchers in their fields has been truly inspiring.”
Ellie McMullen

BSc Biology with placement year (2017)