Develop the knowledge and skills to play a vital role as a practical scientist and interpreter of modern bioscience.
Gain a broad range of skills and knowledge by learning about life on all scales, from the molecular to global ecosystems. You’ll study different topics in modern biosciences, ranging from molecular biology to ecosystems, as well as having the option to focus on a few specific areas.
In the first two years, you’ll gain a foundation in the biosciences through a set of core units. You’ll also gain hands-on experience of practical scientific techniques in dedicated undergraduate laboratories. In the final year, you’ll undertake a research project, giving you first-hand experience as a researcher and the opportunity to contribute to some of the world-leading research in the Department.
Specialist teaching is influenced by the expertise of academics in the Department and include areas such as cell biology, biodiversity and ecology, evolutionary biology, genomics, plant science, microbiology and immunology. World-leading research is also carried out in our new Milner Centre for Evolution, the UK’s first ever centre for evolutionary biology research.
You’ll graduate with a solid foundation for further study or graduate roles where a broader knowledge of biosciences is needed. The academic and key skills you develop will also prepare you for a wide range of other careers.
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You’ll learn from researchers who specialise in different areas of the biosciences, including cell and developmental biology, evolution and biodiversity, infection and immunity, and medical and industrial biotechnology. Their international collaborations and interdisciplinary research activities feed directly into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
You will undertake practical classes in our well-equipped teaching laboratories, and will have access to specialist technology in a dedicated computer laboratory for bioinformatics.
You’ll be supported during your studies by regular small group tutorials and one-to-one meetings with a Personal Tutor. 91% of biosciences students agreed they were able to contact staff when they needed to (National Student Survey 2017).
You will develop the knowledge and skills enabling you to work in a variety of fields. These could include industries such as pharmaceutical, education, environment 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.
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