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Our Biological Sciences courses allow you to specialise in certain areas as you discover what you enjoy. All courses are taught in an applied way, giving you the most-up-to-date skills in your chosen area whether it’s field or lab work. So you’ll be work-ready when you graduate.

  • Animal & Conservation BiologyFull-Time | Part-Time
  • Applied MicrobiologyFull-Time | Part-Time
  • Biological ScienceFull-time | Part-time
  • Biological Sciences (Advanced Entry) - BSc (Hons)Full-Time | Part-Time
  • Biomedical ScienceFull-Time | Part-Time
  • Full-Time | Part-Time
  • Marine & Freshwater BiologyFull-time | Part-time
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology (Advanced Entry) - BSc (Hons)Full-Time | Part-Time
  • Biomedical ScienceFull-time | Part-time
  • Full-time | Part-time
  • Drug Design & Biomedical ScienceFull-time | Part-time
  • Full-time | Part-time
  • Medical BiotechnologyFull-time | Part-time
  • Wildlife Biology & ConservationFull-time | Part-time
  • Wildlife Biology & ConservationDistance learning
  • Pharmaceutical & Analytical ScienceFull-time
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    Our students gain unique opportunities to engage in exciting research on current and future challenges in the biosciences.


    We provide you with the specialised skills profile that will give you a boost with employers.


    Our research active lecturers provide a supportive and stimulating learning environment.


    Our laboratories are purpose built and stocked with the latest equipment so you’ll be able to hit the ground running when you graduate. Some examples of the equipment that students are wowed by are our Confocal Microscope and Flow Cytometer. All of the courses and modules are based within our Sighthill campus, just 20 minutes on the tram from the city centre.
    Careers svg icon CAREERS

    • Research Scientist
    • Biomedical Scientist
    • Biotechnologist
    • Healthcare Scientist
    • Medical Sales Rep
    • Zoo Keeper
    • Conservation Manager
    • Environmental Protection Officer
    • Science Writer
    • Academic Researcher
    • Research and Development
    • Pharmaceutical Scientist
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Fishery Manager
    • Quality Assurance Auditor
    Placements svg icon PLACEMENTS

    Nothing beats hands-on experience. Putting theory into practice builds confidence and
    gets you work ready. So work placements are a valuable part of most of our Biological Sciences
    courses. We have excellent links to local and international companies to give you a wide
    range of placement opportunities. We also run the highly successful Getting Inside
    Scheme; this can give you an internship with a company over the summer for invaluable
    work experience.

    Study Abroad svg icon STUDY ABROAD

    There is the opportunity to study abroad as part of this course, we have links with a partner university in Denmark.