University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biology and History and Philosophy of Science

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Course summary

This joint honours degree enables you to develop knowledge and skills through an exploration of the science and philosophy of living things, as well as a historical understanding of how these fields of study have evolved over time. You’ll combine practical lab work with classroom-based learning, developing a broad set of biological knowledge and skills, whilst exploring the history of scientific thought, the links between magic, science and religion and the nature of scientific knowledge. A combination of compulsory and optional modules will enable you to improve your understanding of key topics such as philosophy of science, cell biology and genetics and gain specialist knowledge in areas like philosophy of biology, behavioural ecology and animal development biology.


How to apply

Application codes

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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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements: 6/B in Mathematics European Baccalaureate: 77% including 80% in Biology


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme can apply for to study our pre-sessional English course with a progression route to the degree programme.

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Fees and funding

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Biology and History and Philosophy of Science at University of Leeds - UCAS