What we offer

We boast world-class facilities, internationally renowned academics and flexible study paths, resulting in an exceptional student experience.

Choice and flexibility

You can choose between our 3-year BSc or 4-year MSci degree programmes. The first year of our degrees provide you with the opportunity to link key global challenges, such as maintaining biodiversity, to human use of the environment and human health. You can specialise more in subsequent years, choosing modules that allow you to develop your interests in specific aspects of biology. 

Hands-on experience

As part of your degree, you will gain hands-on experience to complement your academic studies and also develop your practical skills. Many of our modules offer exciting opportunities for practical work in either the laboratory or the field, enabling you to put the academic theory learnt in lectures into practice.

You can also enhance your studies, boost your self-confidence and immerse yourself in the culture of another country as part of our exciting opportunities to study overseas in either North America or Australasia with our Study Abroad option, or in Europe through the Erasmus+ scheme.

If you choose to take one of our Biology degree programmes, a highlight will be the residential field courses, including to Spain, Scotland and Kenya. However, all Biology and Biological Science students have the opportunity to take shorter local field excursions, which are a great opportunity to apply your academic knowledge in the field.

You will also undertake a research project under the guidance of an active researcher. This is an excellent opportunity to put the skills learnt throughout your degree into practice, and you could have the opportunity to use state of the art equipment in our laboratories or take your research out into the field.

You will benefit from

  • Excellent student to staff ratios
  • Small tutorial groups
  • Friendly and enthusiastic lecturers
  • Outstanding pastoral care, provided by both your department and college

What we offer

  • A range of innovative degree programmes to choose from
  • Exciting fieldwork opportunities, in both the UK and overseas
  • High quality facilities, equipment and friendly support staff
  • Opportunity to study abroad, ranging from a term to a full year
  • Placement opportunities, facilitated by an in-house business partnership team