Study a Biological Sciences degree in the UK

The biological sciences can be defined as the study of living things. In general it covers how all living things from the smallest microorganisms to larger plants and animals live and interact with each other. It tends to focus on the structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution and taxonomy of living things.  Study in the area of biological sciences is available in the UK at both the bachelor and master’s level.

One of the beauties of pursing this course in the UK is to develop a more specific and personalized subject focus than you would normally be able to do in the US. Studying your degree in the UK will also give you a valuable and unique perspective from your peers. Several of our partner universities also offer work experience with certain companies within their degrees to set you apart and help you gain more experience in your chosen field.

Undergraduate study

At the undergraduate level the biological sciences can be kept as a broad based degree or can be honed to a specialized subject. Some of the focuses within the umbrella degree of biological sciences available at our partner universities include animal biology, microbiology, infectious disease, molecular biology and genetics, plant biology, ecology and cellular biology. Several of our partner universities offer a foundation year which gives general background courses in the subject followed by two to three years of focusing the major into a specialized field.  In addition, there are also exciting opportunities to study a fourth year at many of our partner universities either abroad or in industry.

The following Across the Pond partner universities offer undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences:

Scotland

University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh Napier University, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, University of Stirling

Wales

Aberystwyth University, Cardiff University, Swansea University

England

Bournemouth University, Durham University, University of East Anglia, University of Essex, University of Exeter, University of Hertfordshire

University of Kent, Lancaster University, University of Leeds, University of Leicester, University of Lincoln, University of Liverpool, Newcastle University

University of Nottingham, Oxford Brookes University, University of Reading, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Sussex, University of York, 

Kings College London, Kingston University, Middlesex University, Queen Mary, University of London, Roehampton University, Royal Holloway University of London, 

Postgraduate study

At the postgraduate level a major in the biological sciences can cover a host of specialities even if your undergraduate degree did not have the same specialization.

Some of the taught postgraduate courses on offer include, but are not limited to the study of infectious diseases, biotechnology and bioengineering, cancer biology, drug design, plant genetics and crop improvement, molecular medicine as well as ecology and conversation. Many of our partner universities also offer masters by research in which the student is given a short introduction and completes a research projects to achieve their master’s degree. 

The following Across the Pond partner universities offer Postgraduate degrees in Biological Sciences:

Scotland

University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Stirling

Wales

Swansea University

England

Durham University, University of East Anglia, University of Kent, University of Lincoln, University of Liverpool, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham

University of Sheffield, University of Sussex, University of York, Kingston University, Queen Mary, University of London, Roehampton University, Royal Holloway University of London