Biology at Lancaster University

Science and Technology at Lancaster University

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Biology & Biological Sciences

In Biology discover how animals and plants function at an organism level and tackle the global challenges that affect them. In Biological Sciences explore the science of life. Our practical degrees offer a wide range of optional modules so that you can tailor your studies to suit your interests.


Joining our close-knit community, you’ll learn about core aspects of chemistry through a mix of practical lab work and theory. Students love working in our brand new labs and benefit from our supportive environment. Chemists are instrumental in developing our modern world – you’ll graduate with a multidisciplinary skills set that will set you on your chosen career path.

Computing & Communications

Computer Science is a dynamic discipline with a wide range of applications. Through our degrees you’ll explore the theory and practice of innovative and experimental computer science. You’ll also be able to take part in ‘hackathons’, programming competitions, Code Club and major projects. Previously, our students helped code the BBC micro:bit, and entered the Inter-Ace Cyber Competition.

Ecology & Conservation

As a part of our thriving academic community, you’ll learn how organisms interact with each other and their environment, and discover the impact of human activity in a series of exciting modules. While developing key skills and knowledge, you’ll have the opportunity to apply and enhance your study across the world through our exciting programme of field trips.


Engineering is about design and creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship, problem-solving and implementation. Through a distinct learning experience with world-class academics, state-of-the-art facilities and a multidisciplinary approach, you’ll be challenged to design and build things to solve real-world problems.

Environmental & Earth Sciences

Covering both natural and man-made environments, you’ll discover the global challenges currently being faced. Through a series of fascinating modules, brought to life out in the field and in dedicated laboratories, you gain specialist knowledge and develop practical skills, which will open up a variety of opportunities.


Benefiting from our teaching and research hub, Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), you’ll learn about social and natural aspects of the Earth. Our location is ideal - we’re close to the Lake District and the urban sprawl of cities, which means you’ll experience a range of environments in the UK. You may also embark on practical work overseas with one of our exciting field trips.

Mathematics and Statistics

Maths forms the foundations of all science, and as such is an extensive, rigorous discipline. With our programmes you’ll experience comprehensive study through excellent teaching and interesting modules. Our supportive, academic community will encourage and equip you to excel and achieve your career aspirations.


Join our friendly, close-knit department where you’ll explore fundamental concepts and cutting-edge topics in our range of degree programmes. Our teaching is informed by our world-leading experimental and theoretical researchers and you’ll benefit from their support and insight, as you develop your own knowledge and experience.


Studying psychology with us is a life changing experience and studying how humans think and behave will allow you to understand and help people, preparing you for a rewarding career. As part of our supportive, friendly community, you will also gain professional accreditation from the British Psychological Society.

Natural Sciences

If you find that your interests span across disciplines, you might want to consider our Natural Sciences programme. This challenging degree offers a range of pathways that allow you to study across many scientific disciplines, effectively creating your own bespoke degree to suit your interests and career aspirations.

Study Abroad

Our students say that opting to study abroad is a life-changing experience. You get the chance to expand your horizons and experience new cultures whilst building your confidence and making life-long friends. Many of our programmes allow you to study in exciting places like America, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and across Europe.

What Next?

If you're interested in studying at Lancaster University, we would love to meet you and discuss your options. Why don't you arrange to visit Lancaster for an Open Day? If you can't make it, you can join our Virtual Tour and download a course brochure. If you'd like to know about life at Lancaster, ask one of our students for more information.