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Biological Sciences

Let’s develop more than our skills. Let’s develop faster diagnosis and better treatment.

Biological Sciences have a strong research-led culture ensuring our teaching is always cutting-edge. You’ll develop practical skills in state-of-the-art laboratories as well as transferable skills for the future.

Some courses are accredited and/or approved by professional bodies including the Institute of Biomedical Science; Health and Care Professions Council; and the National School of Healthcare Science as part of Health Education England.

You will have access to industry-standard facilities including analytical suite, scanning electron microscopes, molecular biology laboratories and an NHS-standard biomedical science lab.

Our Healthcare Science programme guarantees 50 weeks of NHS pathology placements.

Pharmacology students have attended an internationally renowned Pharmacology Conference and gained complimentary student membership of the British Pharmacological Society.

Our postgraduate programmes are delivered using cutting-edge lectures, workshops and tutorials, providing the qualifications, skills and knowledge to develop your career in a specialist field.

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Future careers and opportunities

Biological Science graduates could work in diagnostic and pathology laboratories in hospitals and other medical institutions or work in areas such as toxicology. Others may develop careers in the pharmaceutical industry.

Biology graduates may work in conservation and endangered species management. Additional careers could include science writing, education, outreach, communication, marketing or management within related industries.

All programmes could lead to postgraduate study or PhDs to become the next generation of academics and researchers or pursue further studies in dentistry or medicine.

Why choose us?

  • Students on Biosciences courses study similar modules in Year 1, so you may be able to switch to another specialist degree that better suits your interests and career goals.

  • Opportunities for research through our Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme.

  • Gain experience in science communication and education via our Young Scientist Centre, the only facility of its kind at a UK university.
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