Students laugh in a laboratory

Biosciences online open day

Studying the science of life will equip you with the real-world skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing humanity. Biosciences include, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation, and Zoology.

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Staff and students are available to answer your questions about studying Biosciences at Lancaster University.

Welcome to Biosciences

Professor Martin McAinsh, Professor Paul Bates, and Professor Phil Barker welcome you to this year's Undergraduate Open Day.

Our five subject areas

Click on the images below to watch introductory presentations on our five subject areas.

What you need to know

In the following short presentations, you will find out what you need to know about studying Biosciences at Lancaster University.

Bioscience Lectures

What can you expect from lectures at Lancaster? Our research-led teaching means that your lecturers will also be at the forefront of research in their field. Below are two sample lectures; one filmed in a lecture theatre, the other using Microsoft Teams to present virtually.

Where are the Biosciences on campus?

You will study in Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), which is home to both the Biomedical and Life Sciences and the Lancaster Environment Centre, in the southern half of the campus. This is the largest complex of buildings on the campus and features cutting-edge teaching laboratories, lecture theatres, break out spaces and facilities. It is situated just two minutes walk from the centre of campus, where you can access shops, cafes, study spaces and the Library

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Teaching in the LEC building


Beyond the labs

Meet our students

Our students give you an understanding of what it is like to study Biosciences at Lancaster University.

Jay Balamurugan

A place for Jay

The University gave a really positive, chilled vibe. When I first came to the campus, everyone I spoke to was so friendly, helpful and truly cared about their university, and I still feel that it's a special place - I knew Lancaster was the place I wanted to be.

I love learning about the human brain, it is the most fascinating thing I have ever studied; it’s thoroughly complex and incredibly amazing at the same time. I did a project in my third year on Alzheimer’s, where we looked at how the disease inhibits the brain using an electron microscope. The experience of using cutting-edge technology was amazing and I realised that what I am studying at Lancaster University could make an impact in the real world after my studies - it was a pretty monumental moment for me.

Jay Balamurugan

What to do next

Thank you for visiting the Biosciences online open day. 

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