This course covers all the core aspects of biology while still allowing you to develop expertise in specialist areas. Biology has a strong practical element and you will have plenty of opportunities to study plants and animals in the wild as well as in the laboratory. There is also a strong human biology thread in our degree programme. As well as scheduled practical sessions, day trips and residential field trips provide the opportunity to study topics in greater depth.

It will particularly appeal to students that have studied a biologically orientated subject at A level such as Biology, Environmental Science or Geography. However, if you are considering studying with other qualifications, but have a keen interest in Biology, you are also encouraged to apply.


Typical offer range for UK / EU applicants
260–300 UCAS Tariff points with minimum 80 points from a relevant science subject such as biology, chemistry, human biology, environmental science or social biology.


Year 1
Introduction to Biological Sciences (compulsory)
Biodiversity and Conservation
Food Nutrition and Health
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Global Food Issues
Human Biology
Investigating Earth Environments
Year 2
Biology: The Science of Life (compulsory)
Biological Research Skills (compulsory)
Applied Microbiology
Biodiversity Tools and Techniques
Environmental Sustainability
Epidemiology and Public Health
Food Product Development
Human Pathophysiology and Nutrition
Work Placement
Abnormal Psychology
Biological and Cognitive Psychology
Science Publishing
Year 3
Biology Dissertation (compulsory)
Animal Behaviour
Digital Imaging
Environmental Consultancy
Food Safety
Marine Biology
Medical Biology
Nature Conservation in Context
Nutrition and Exercise Science
Plants and People
Enterprise: Creating Your Own Business
Successful Freelancing
Science Publishing Project
Individuals, Health and Society

Salidas profesionales

We realise that having a degree relevant to employers is crucial if you are going to find a job at the end of your studies. We are particularly aware of skills employers need and this is reflected in the content and structure of modules. Our assessment is very ´real world´ focussed to make assignments more interesting and relevant to biological employment.

Our graduates are successful and many take further qualifications such as PGCE, Masters or doctorates. Others have been employed in both public and private organisations such as ecological consultancies, water companies, wildlife trusts, teaching and government agencies such as the Environment Agency.

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