What Will You Study

This is a mainstream Biological Sciences degree with a bias towards human and disease-related topics. This degree is aimed at students with a broad interest in the biological sciences who have a specific interest in the biological mechanisms underlying the maintenance of human health or disease conditions.

The degree is designed to provide a broad grounding in bioscience subjects whilst maintaining an emphasis on specific biomedical topics. You’ll also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biological and biomedical practices by taking a series of techniques courses, some of which are taught by staff from a local hospital.

In your first year, you’ll study core Biomedical Science subjects such as Genetics and Diagnosis in Biomedical Science. You’ll also choose from other bioscience modules, such as Evolutionary Biology, Aquatic Ecology, Organic Chemistry, and Biomedicine and Society. Such diversity allows you to specialise in the more biomedical aspects of the course in later years or to transfer to a completely different field in the biosciences.

Similarly, the second year of your course gives you the choice between more biomedically-oriented subjects, such as Medical Microbiology and DNA Technology, or subjects such as Evolution and Environmental Physiology.

In your final year, you can tailor your degree to your own interests by selecting from a diverse range of subjects including Cell Signalling, Environmental Pathogens, Tropical Diseases, and Immunology.

During your degree, you’ll conduct your own laboratory-based project where you’ll benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academic staff.

At Lancaster we have both Biology and Biological Science undergraduate programmes. Take a look at the factsheet to find out about the differences between these two degree schemes.