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Course summary

Focus on the molecular and cellular aspects of life sciences and join biological scientists striving to solve major global challenges such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, ageing, antibiotic resistance and sustainable food production. Biological Sciences is a flexible and interdisciplinary degree, which enables you to build a broad knowledge in your first year, with opportunities to tailor your studies and specialise in pathways such as Molecular Medicine; Infection and Disease; or Genome Biology and Disease in subsequent years. Leeds is home to many world-leading researchers in biological sciences. You’ll be taught the latest techniques such as cryo-electron microscopy and gene editing which are rapidly increasing our understanding of living organisms. This integrated Masters (MBiol) gives you an additional year of specialist training, to study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project. You may also choose to apply for our 3 year BSc and transfer to an MBiol up until the end of your second year, subject to suitable academic performance. Course highlights:

  • Choose one of the following three pathways to specialise in after your first year: molecular medicine, infection and disease or genome biology and disease.
  • A wide choice of research-led advanced topic lectures in your final year cover specialist topics in cell and molecular biology, exposing you to the latest techniques and cutting edge research.
  • Weekly research-focused practical classes will provide extensive hands-on experience in the laboratory, with the option to experience working in a research lab in your final year.
  • Development of a range of transferable skills such as data analysis, interpretation and critical appraisal which will equip you for a wide range of career options when you graduate.
  • One year of additional specialist training culminating in an extended research project.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course with an overall score of at least 65% in addition to the standard year 1 entry requirements below

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For the most up-to-date information on entry requirements please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/courses


Unistats information

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Biological Sciences at University of Leeds - UCAS