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Course summary

Why this course?

  • Professional development and practical elements including fieldwork and data collection built into your degree.
  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
  • Go to Wales on a field trip, and take up the chance to go on a student-funded trip to South Africa.
About this course: Biological Science is a gateway to all Life and Health Sciences career paths. Study what you’re passionate about in this rapidly developing scientific discipline. You’ll take part in exciting topics, such as:
  • Chemistry of Life, where you will work in the lab to study the structure, evolution and biochemistry of the cell.
  • Comparative Zoology, where you will learn about vertebrate anatomy, physiology and development.
  • The Brain in Health and Disease, where you will gain valuable insight into neurobiology and the very latest developments in brain research.
Skills: You will delve into the very essence of life and living organisms and will develop your skills and understanding right across the biological disciplines, from core aspects of animal and plant biology via the diversity and evolution of life, right to cutting edge developments within the fields of biotechnology, climate change, antimicrobial resistance and molecular ecology. You will take part in practical assessments involving fieldwork and data collection. This ensures a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical concepts and hands-on applications, preparing you for a well-rounded exploration of the biological sciences. Career opportunities: You will develop highly sought-after skills perfect for careers in a range of industries, including:
  • Biotech and bioengineering
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Forensics and scientific consultancy
  • Biological research
You can also continue your studies at postgraduate level.


Examples include: Chemistry of Life, Biometrics: Physiology, Statistics and Maths, Cell Biology, Diversity of Life, Core Skills in Biological Science and Introduction to Evolution.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15750 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

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Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Biological Sciences at University of Roehampton - UCAS