What Will You Study

Explore the science of life with our flexible degree which provides a wide range of dynamic modules that allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests.

This programme equips you with the real-world skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it’s researching underlying scientific principles, the development of new treatments for disease, or helping to protect endangered species. You will learn from internationally renowned researchers in our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offers excellent facilities for practical work. You will study a series of topics such as genetics, biomedicine and evolution.

Your first year provides a wide range of introductory level modules. You can choose to follow linked themes of modules throughout the year, or mix and-match to suit your own requirements. Examples of what you can study range from atoms and molecules to biodiversity; from biotechnology to global health and disease; and from spectroscopy to zoology.

Second and third years offer specialisation, allowing you to shape your own degree from a series of in-depth theory and practical skills spanning the whole breadth of bioscience.

Your fourth year will reinforce your learning with a variety of Masters level modules. You will also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and practical skills in an extended research project.

We also offer a three year BSc Hons Biological Sciences Study Abroad where you spend Year 2 at one of our partner universities in America, Canada or Australasia. It’s an opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain a valuable experience of a different social and academic environment.