Biosciences

Biosciences 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 NHS England. 

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Careers with a biosciences degree

Biosciences graduates could go on to work in diagnostic and pathology laboratories or work in areas such as toxicology. Others may develop careers in the pharmaceutical industry. 

All programmes could lead on to postgraduate study. You could also pursue further studies in dentistry or medicine.

Studying Biosciences could lead to a career as a:

  • Microbiologist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical scientist
  • Marine biologist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Neuroscientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Ecologist
  • Forensic scientist

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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.

  • Biosciences is 2nd in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024). 

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

  • Our Biomedical Sciences courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for overall positivity (National Student Survey, 2023) ((compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
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Meet the team

Dr David Wareing
Lecturer in Medical Microbiology
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

An enthusiastic biomedical scientist with diverse interests. Fascinated by host pathogen interactions and microbial epidemiology. Experience from working as a medical microbiologist in the NHS and in a variety of roles in global biotechnology businesses.

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Dr Barbara Tigar
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Biology and Ecology
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

As Course Leader for BSc Biology Barbara teaches topics in environmental biology and ecology, particularly applied ecology using case studies from her research in UK and overseas such as avian conservation biology, intrinsic markers and sustainable pest control. She encourages ex…

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