What Will You Study

This degree offers you a diverse choice of modules in genetics, biomedicine, microbiology, ecology, physiology and conservation. You start your Biological Sciences degree studying modules such as Cell Structure and Function and Evolutionary Biology. The flexible nature of the course enables you to transfer to one of our more specialised degree programmes after your first year.

In your second year, you can take modules including Medical Microbiology and Populations to Ecosystems. If you take our Study Abroad variant, you will spend the year studying at a partner university in the USA, Canada or Australasia. In your final year we offer you courses including Biology of Ageing and Global Change Biology.

If you chose to take our new four-year MSci Hons course you will follow the same curriculum as the students studying the BSc course but will have the opportunity to focus on particular areas of interest to you in your final year. You will also carry out an extended laboratory or field-based project.

Our links with external research institutions, such as hospitals and industrial laboratories, add even greater texture to your experience. 

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.