We are serious about science, and we are proud to have contributed to important advances in the history of human and animal medicine, animal welfare, disease control and the study of evolution.
As a small university, we can offer you the chance to enjoy unrivalled practical laboratory time to learn and develop your hands-on scientific skills. Our world renowned experts and exciting research opportunities will give you the learning experience you need to take your knowledge to the highest level and to help shape the future of science. You will have the chance to undertake a research project in both your second and third year, with plenty of one-to-one support with your tutors and course director. To complete your research experience, choose an MSci course, which offers you the unique opportunity of spending your entire final year on your own research project with both the MSci and placement year options gaining Advanced Accreditation.
Our Biological Sciences courses follow a ‘pathway’ approach. In your first year, you study a broad range of modules providing you with a fundamental understanding of biosciences. As you progress, 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 academic staff.
All our BSc and MSci Biosciences courses are also offered with an additional placement year after your second year of study.
Our Biological Science programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, with our MSci and placement year options gaining Advanced Accreditation. 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.
...of Biological Sciences students in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (most recent Graduate Outcomes survey)
...of BSc BioScience students find the course intellectually stimulating (National Student Survey 2022)
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