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Undergraduate courses starting in 2024

A highly relevant area of study preparing you for addressing global issues such as food security, human health and environmental sustainability.

Biosciences integrates knowledge and understanding of life over a range of scales, from ecosystems and populations to their molecular components. It's an exciting area of study, rapidly evolving with advances in biological technologies, tools and approaches, paving the way to tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Our courses are designed to give you the mix of academic, technical and professional skills needed to be part of the next generation of scientists. Bath graduates are highly sought-after by employers and the University is ranked 6th overall for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2023.

Chat to a biochemistry, biomedical sciences or biology student to find out about their experiences of living and studying at Bath.

We offer three biosciences courses:

  • Biology studies life on all scales, from the molecular to the global ecosystem, but with a focus on evolution acting at the level of DNA.
  • Biochemistry explores the molecular processes within and related to living organisms. It's a laboratory-based science.
  • Biomedical sciences covers human health and the causes, prevention and treatment of disease, studied from the molecular details in the body to the symptoms and pathology of disease.

Boost your employability with a professional placement

On all our courses you'll have the option to take advantage of our excellent links with industry and research institutions by applying to go on a placement in the UK or abroad, to gain experience, make new contacts and try out a possible career path.

Find out more about studying biosciences at Bath by visiting our Biosciences Virtual Experience page.



Some of our awards, accolades and league table rankings.

Top 5

Top 5 for graduate prospects for biological sciences in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024