University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Studying biology at Leeds will provide you with a holistic understanding across the breadth of the topic, from genes to behaviour and evolution to ecology. Building on a foundation year that includes core subjects of organismal biology, genetics and molecular cell biology, you have the option to tailor your degree as you progress through to the final year. Options you may select include human biology, conservation, immunology, microbiology, population genetics, bioinformatics, genetic engineering and many more. You will be able to make an impact with this degree as biology has important applications in key global challenges. Current challenges include those arising from a growing world population and its impact on the environment, food security, medicine and health. Pressures on resources threaten endangered species and agricultural production, and biology is at the forefront of providing sustainable solutions to these global issues. In addition, a revolution in genomics, gene modification and biotechnology are transforming the world around us and the way we live. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge of the fundamental biological processes to understand and push forward these science-based solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our optional integrated Masters (MBiol) offers you an additional year of specialist training in biosciences and an extended research project. Course highlights:

  • Field course options include trips to Scotland, the Yorkshire Dales, Spain, South Africa and Kenya. These field courses will enable you to develop practical field-based skills in a wide range of habitats.
  • Access to visit and conduct research at the University’s state-of-the-art National Pig Centre.
  • Contribute to science with your final year research project with an expert in the field. For example, you could work with Dr Maria Beger on her project 'How can we manage coral reefs threatened by climate change?'.
  • Build practical experience undertaking modules including practical genetics, parasitology and field course options.

Course details

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 with an overall score of at least 65% in addition to the standard year 1 entry requirements below

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