This programme provides a broad-based education in life sciences related to medicine, and offers great ﬂexibility of module choice so that you can follow your own particular interests.
This programme is particularly suitable if you are intending to apply for graduate entry into medical or dental schools, but it also prepares you for a wide range of other careers including scientific research and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Programme in detail
In this programme you choose to study from a wide range of modules from a variety of medically-relevant disciplines including Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Tropical Disease Biology. What you study in Year One will determine which options you can take in Years Two and Three. A typical student chooses modules in the first two years that concentrate on physiology, pharmacology and cellular biochemistry. In the third year specific disease areas are covered in much greater detail.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
367 Year One undergraduates in 2016
UK league tables
92% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Report 2014/15)
National Student Survey
• 93% average satisfaction for our programmes (National Student Survey 2016)
• 95% or higher overall satisfaction for Anatomy and Human Biology, Bioveterinary Science, Human Physiology, Pharmacology (National Student Survey 2016)
Why this subject?
Shape your study with real ﬂexibility and choice
You’ll study in one of the largest Schools of Life Science in the UK drawing on over 100 years of teaching and research experience, meaning you can shape your studies by choosing modules from across the entire spectrum of the life sciences; a breadth of choice unique in the UK. You’ll also enjoy links to our Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Enjoy excellent career prospects
You’ll benefit from our excellent international reputation for research in growth areas such as the biotechnology, post-genomic and pharmaceutical industries. 92% of our recent graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.
Strengthen your employability through overseas study
Give your future employability a further boost by choosing to study or take part in field courses abroad. Our networks stretch as far afield as Uganda, Thailand and China.
Work in leading-edge facilities
Life science is at the leading-edge of science, so our facilities are too. Over £30 million has recently been invested in the School’s facilities, such as our Biology Teaching Centre, the state-of-the-art Biosciences Building, the Biomedical Sciences Building and the Human Anatomy Resource Centre. This ensures your studies are fully supported by the very best in teaching and research equipment.