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We are serious about science, and we are proud to have been behind some important advances in the history of animal welfare, disease control, evolution, and human and animal medicine. Our world-renowned experts and exciting research opportunities will give you an unrivalled learning experience to take your knowledge to the highest level and to help shape the future of science.

Our Biological Sciences courses follow a ‘pathway’ approach. This means that in your first year, you study a broad range of modules providing you with a fundamental understanding of biosciences. As you progress through your course, additional study options become available to you, culminating in a final year investigative project. You will be able to choose from a wide variety of topics that are aligned to the research interests of the college’s academic staff.

Courses

BSc Biological Sciences
UCAS code: C100
The BSc Biological Sciences course offers a unique programme of research, unrivalled teaching and some of the best practical facilities in the UK. The programme draws on our long history of cutting-edge research that has contributed to advances in human and veterinary medicine, and explores the fundamentals of biological and biomedical science that are needed to understand and develop new therapies for both human and animal diseases.

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BSc Bioveterinary Sciences
UCAS code: D300
The BSc Bioveterinary Sciences course is a unique blend of the biological sciences relating to animals, the way they work, their health, their diseases and their relationships with humans.

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BSc Biological/Bioveterinary Sciences with a Certificate in Work-Based Learning
UCAS code: C101/D301
Our Biological Sciences and Bioveterinary Sciences courses explore the basic biological sciences that inform current biomedical research and clinical practice. In addition to the three-year BSc Biological Sciences or BSc Bioveterinary Sciences course, you will undertake a placement year, usually in your third year, to develop work place skills and industry expertise.

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BSc Animal Biology, Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics
UCAS code: D390
Animal welfare is at the heart of our mission, and it is a growing, dynamic field of study. The BSc Biological Sciences (Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics) builds on our international reputation in this field. If you are passionate about animal welfare and wonder why different animals behave the way they do, then this course might be for you.

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BSc Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences)
UCAS code: C301
The BSc in Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Science) is an undergraduate degree, the aim of which is to give you a thorough foundation in biosciences, with further specialisation into aspects of biology required by wild animal professionals.

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MSci Biological Sciences
UCAS code: C102
The MSci in Biological Sciences is an undergraduate integrated master’s degree, the aim of which is to prepare you for a PhD or a career in an academic or industrial research environment, where you will endeavour to make advances in human and veterinary medicine.

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MSci Bioveterinary Sciences
UCAS code: D302
The MSci in Bioveterinary Sciences is an undergraduate integrated master’s degree, the aim of which is to prepare you for a PhD or a career in an academic or industrial research environment, for example within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries, and for other biological, biomedicine and veterinary-related careers.

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MSci Applied Biological Research
UCAS code: C103
The MSci in Applied Biological Research is an undergraduate, integrated master’s degree with an industry placement in the fourth year, the aim of which is to prepare you for a PhD or a career in an industrial or academic research environment, with a focus on human and veterinary medicine, prevention and treatment.

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MSci Applied Bioveterinary Research
UCAS code: D303
With a focus on research methodology and critical analysis, the MSci Applied Bioveterinary Research course aims to prepare you for a PhD or a career in research, where you will strive to explore the development of new therapies for both human and veterinary diseases.

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MSci Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences)
UCAS code: C302
The MSci in Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Science) is an undergraduate integrated Master’s degree, the aim of which is to give you a thorough foundation in biosciences, with further specialisation into aspects of biology required by wild animal professionals.

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Intercalated BSc Bioveterinary Sciences
UCAS code: RVET R84
An intercalated year allows Medicine and Veterinary Medicine students to gain an additional degree, focusing in a specific area relevant to their veterinary studies. Most students intercalate after their second or third year.

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Intercalated BSc Comparative Pathology
UCAS code: DB16
An intercalated year allows veterinary students to gain an additional degree, focusing in a specific area relevant to their veterinary studies. Most students intercalate after their second or third year, and study a BSc course either at the RVC or at another university.

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Accreditation

Our Biological Science programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. This recognition of excellence is highly regarded by employers and demonstrates our ability to develop your skills and expertise throughout your course. Not only does this mean you will gain an in-depth understanding of the subject, but that you will also have the opportunity to contribute to advancements in science through research projects.

Rankings

...of Biological Sciences students find their course intellectually stimulating (National Student Survey 2020)

...of students are satisfied with the quality of their course (National Student Survey 2020)

...of Biological Sciences students in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (from the most recent graduate outcomes survey)

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