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Course summary

From genes to behaviour and evolution to ecology, studying Biology at Leeds will provide you with a holistic understanding of the whole topic. Personalise your degree to match your needs as you progress; will you choose to pursue human biology, conservation, immunology, genetic engineering or any one of the other study areas the University of Leeds has to offer? Biology has vital applications in current key global challenges. An ever-growing world population jeopardises the environment whilst pressures on resources threaten endangered species and agricultural production. With your degree, you will be at the forefront of providing sustainable solutions. Be part of the revolution in genomics, gene modification and biotechnology currently transforming the world. Equipped with the skills and knowledge of the fundamental biological processes, understand and drive forward science-based solutions to some of the world’s biggest issues. 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:

  • Field course options include trips to Scotland, Spain and South Africa, developing 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.
  • Collaborate on your final year research project with an expert in the field. For example, you could study marine biology to better manage coral reefs threatened by climate change, understand how bees cooperate as social animals, or develop new ways to reduce the impact of invasive species on local ecosystems.
  • Build practical experience undertaking modules including practical genetics, parasitology and field course options.
  • The MBiol four- year integrated Masters course provides additional specialist training culminating in an original, cutting-edge extended research project that will equip you with the skills necessary for a career in research, as well as setting you apart in the graduate job market.

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

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