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Your Biosciences offer

A range of Biosciences courses including Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Science and Biomedicine.

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Congratulations on your offer. We hope to see you at one of our offer holder events. Take a look at some course info below and hear from our students.

Why come to an offer-holder event?

Charlotte explains why she took the time to visit Lancaster for an offer-holder event (previously called an applicant visit day). Even if it is virtual this year, we recommend trying to join the sessions as you will be able to ask questions, meet students and staff, see the labs and get a feel for us.

Explore Biosciences in-depth


Biochemistry is an exciting and rapidly developing subject and the primary investigative science within biology and medicine. You will examine the structure and function of living organisms at the molecular and cellular level, studying core modules in biochemistry and chemistry.


Tailor your degree to match your specific interests by choosing from a wide variety of modules. You can develop your knowledge of a range of biological processes, learn how plants and animals are affected by the challenges of the 21st century and have the option to specialise, for example, in the biomedical, biochemical or environmental aspects of biology.

Biomedicine and Biomedical Science

Our flexible Biomedicine and our IBMS-accredited Biomedical Science degree courses are aimed at those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease and give you the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the techniques and issues associated with modern biomedical research.

Our students discuss what it is like to study one of the Bioscience subjects at Lancaster University.

Beyond the labs

Melissa Knott

A place for Melissa

I felt like the whole vibe and atmosphere of Lancaster was the best: when I came on the Open Day straight away it was the labs that blew me away, they were so modern.

By choosing biochemistry it’s allowed me to further learn about impacts of people’s environments or genetics and how they may get diseases. In the first year my degree was split between biology and chemistry so you could gauge what you wanted to choose in the second year, and even though I’m not doing straight chemistry there is still some in the biochemistry modules.

In the practicals I think the interaction with the lab demonstrators and lecturers is more personal than in a big lecture theatre and you can ask specific questions and see how the theory we’ve been learning applies in the lab and you have the demonstrators there to help if you get stuck

Melissa Knott, BSc Biochemistry

Meet the staff

In these days where so much is virtual or online, it's good to be able to put a face to a name. Our academic staff are both researchers and teachers, and cannot wait to meet you.

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Download the current Biosciences Course Guide for 2021 entry

Whether your passion is Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry or any of our other programmes, you'll find details about the course, student stories, placement information and much more in our new course guide.

Biosciences Course Guide 2021

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