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Biosciences Applicant Visit Days

We normally run Applicant Visit Days for our undergraduate degree offer holders between January and March. Find out why you should attend one.

Please note, our Applicant Visit Days have now finished for the 2024 intake.

Please read on to learn more about how our Applicant Visit Day process works.

After you receive an offer to study one of our Biosciences undergraduate courses, we'll email you to invite you to an Applicant Visit Day.

We strongly recommend you attend an Applicant Visit Day to gain real insight into what it’s like to study here. We offer a mix of virtual and on-campus Applicant Visit Days to give you the opportunity to join us, whether you can make it to campus or not.

If you're living outside of the UK or are unable to make one of our Applicant Visit Days and would like to arrange an individual visit, please contact the Department and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Find out more about your course and the University

The aim of the day is to help you in your decision making.

Students gathered for a tour on the Parade on campus

Our Applicant Visit Days provide more subject-focused information than University Open Days, giving you a real insight into what it's like to study Biology, Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences here.

Whether you attend an Applicant Visit Day in person or virtually, you'll get the opportunity to listen to talks on the course and department. You’ll meet our academic staff and current students where you'll get the chance to ask them any questions you have and find out more about the work you’ll be doing if you study here.

Biosciences sit within the Department of Life Sciences, a collaborative and cross-disciplinary department that is also home to our Pharmacy and Pharmacology courses.

Our Applicant Visit Days have now finished for this admissions cycle, however you can still visit our campus and take a guided tour.

'The labs are really great, the equipment is top-notch and way more advanced than what you'd normally see at school or college. It really gives a professional feeling and gets you used to all the essential experimental apparatus.' — Denis Yang, Biochemistry BSc with professional placement.

Why come to a Faculty of Science Applicant Visit Day

Hear from Faculty of Science students as they share what they enjoyed about their Applicant Visit Day and the difference it made to their university plans.

What student life is really like

No one knows what it’s like to be a Biosciences student at Bath better than our current students. They’ll help answer your questions and chat about their experiences.

Campus life isn't just about studying. There are many ways that you can make the most of your experience. If you're visiting Bath, you could visit our Sports Training Village (STV) and access the same facilities Olympic athletes use. You can also see our Students' Union, food outlets, campus pub and nightclub, and The Edge, where you can take dance, art and music classes.

'Before coming to university, I thought the gap between first-year and A Levels would be a lot bigger than it actually was. We were eased into the course and given lots of support, such as additional maths help, which helped me with lab reports and statistics, as I didn't take maths for A Level.' — Jaiveer Arora, Biochemistry BSc with professional placement.

Find out how to make the most of your university experience
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What our students think

'In the first year, there’s a blend of lectures (typically 2-3 a day) and lab sessions (typically a minimum of 3 hours a week) which complement each other.' — Thomas Plant, Biomedical Sciences BSc with professional placement.

'During teaching labs, there's a good staff-to-student ratio with PhD students helping. There's always someone to ask.' — Eleanor Wycherley, Biomedical Sciences BSc with professional placement.

'I’ve never felt worried asking questions during lectures or via email. The lecturers often dedicate part of the lecture to questions from students.' — Ged Vielius, Biochemistry MBiochem with professional placement.

Chat to a biochemistry, biomedical sciences or biology student.

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Visit the City of Bath

The City of Bath is only a short bus ride away from campus, so why not take a look around when you visit us?

People next to the river in the City of Bath

Living in Bath means you get all the convenience of living in a vibrant, historic city but with a friendly and safe community atmosphere.

Students make up around a quarter of the city of Bath's population and there is so much on offer!

'I love that it's a small enough city to quickly find your way around and find new favourite spots for food and drinks, but big enough that there's a huge variety of things to see and do. And it's only 15 minutes on the train to Bristol if you ever fancy a big night out!' — Dulcie Canham, Biomedical Sciences BSc with professional placement.

Travelling to campus

The best ways to get to our campus from the city centre are by bus, cycling or walking.

There is parking available on campus but spaces are limited so we recommend using public transport where possible.

Find the best travel option for you
A bus in the City of Bath

Find out more about the University and living in Bath.

Read our information for undergraduate offer holders

Contact the Department

Please contact us if you have any questions about our Applicant Visit Days, courses or department.