University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biological Sciences

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Course summary

Our Biological Sciences BSc(Hons) covers everything from microbiology, human and animal physiology and biochemistry to ecology, genetics, and molecular biology. You will explore how biology can be used to understand and change the world we live in. Develop your practical skills in our specialist labs and in the field with optional trips (current destinations include Portugal and South Africa). Apply your learning by exploring biological systems at molecular, cell, tissue and whole organism levels. Build your scientific research skills by learning with researchers who are internationally recognised in areas including zoonotic disease, human physiology, diabetes, genomics, disease processes, and ecology and conservation. And shape your studies by choosing option modules and taking the optional placement year. This course offers a guaranteed interview scheme with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) for students wishing to pursue a degree in medicine. See the careers section for more information about entry and eligibility criteria. Our Biological Sciences MSci offers an extra year of study at masters level.

Course details


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

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14748 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2021-22. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,330 for home students and £2,100 for international students. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.
Biological Sciences at University of Brighton - UCAS