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Tuition fee £9,000.00 per year
Course code C100
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Our three-year BSc focuses on whole-organism biology. Specialist modules cover animal behaviour, evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics, climate change and molecular biology.

Other options include biology and ethics, biotechnology and food, reproduction, genetics and genomics. You can also take modules in biomedical science, molecular and microbiology, even philosophy.

We run optional field courses in the Peak District National Park, Anglesey, Ireland, Arctic Sweden, the Mediterranean and the tropical rainforest in Borneo. And there are opportunities for work experience, including the option of adding a year’s work placement to your degree.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Skills for Biologists 1
Genes, Cells and Populations
Science Challenge: Breaking Boundaries

Optional modules:

Animal Physiology, Reproduction and Development
Animal and Plant Physiology
Behaviour of Humans and Other Animals
Ecological identification skills
Ecosystems, Climate and Environmental Change
Plant Physiology, Reproduction and Development
Population and Community Ecology 1
Reproduction, Development and Growth

Second year

Core modules:

Animal and Plant Science Tutorials
Careers for Biologists
Data Analysis

Optional modules:

Animal Diversity
Population and Community Ecology 2
The Molecular Revolution in Biology
Animal Behaviour
Biotechnology and Food Security
Conservation Principles
Evolutionary Biology
Plant Habitat and Distribution
Plant, Cell and Environment
Tropical Forest Ecology and Conservation
World Ecosystems
Animal Diversity Practicals
Biology Projects
Environmental Biology
Insect Biology
Talking the Talk: Getting Science on Film

Third year

Core modules:


Optional modules:

Biology Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme
Conflict and Cooperation
Conservation Issues and Management
Animal Ecology and Behaviour Field Course
Arctic Ecosystems Field Course
Behaviour Ecology Field Course
Biology and Ethics
Environmental Regulation in Plants
Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems
Evolutionary Ecology
Global Change
History and Philosophy of Science
Human Evolutionary Genetics
Life in Extreme Environments
Marine Ecology Field Course
Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems
The Ecology of Landscapes
Topics in Evolutionary Genetics
Trends in Biology
Tropical Rain Forest: Biology Field Course

Career opportunities

Life scientists are employed throughout business and industry, in universities, schools and hospitals, as well as government departments and charitable foundations. They develop new technology, and improve our health and living standards. They’re vitally important to the economy.

Research, education, environmental planning, biomedical science, agri-business and biotechnology, international and domestic government (eg DEFRA, Environment Agency, Food Standards, World Bank), and international conservation agencies (eg RSPB).

Local, national and international government and industries, addressing issues ranging from conservation and management of natural resources through to medical, veterinary or agricultural research.

Plant Sciences
The national shortage of plant science graduates means there are excellent career opportunities in research institutes, universities, agricultural and horticultural services, in biotechnology and any sector of the economy dealing with climate change.

Environmental assessment, management and conservation, biodiversity monitoring, sustainable forestry and agriculture, environmental impact assessment and waste management.

Conservation and Biodiversity
Resource management, conservation, research and education, finance, forensic science, regional planning, journalism, law and bioethics.

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States