Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: C100
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : DDD in relevant diploma
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Biological Sciences is the key science of the 21st century. It brings together ideas, techniques and information from all areas of biology – from ecology to the molecular sciences.

This programme allows you to pursue your own areas of specific interest and to have an appreciation of the full range of the subject. However, should you decide sometime in the first two years that you wish to specialise, you can transfer to a number of programmes in the School of Life Sciences.

Programme in detail

A progressive series of field, laboratory and lecture modules cover most aspects of the Biological Sciences, with students able to select topics to match their interests. Modules are selected from over 50 offered within the School of Life Sciences. Typical topics include: evolution and biodiversity; animal biodiversity; genetics of higher organisms; fieldwork techniques; animal behaviour; marine resource exploitation; genes and development; physiological control systems; microbiology; and molecular biology.

In Year Three, field courses in Zoology and Ecology are available. You will also undertake a research project that you will choose from one of the various parts of the School to complement the lecture programme chosen for your Honours year. Each project gives an invaluable opportunity to see what real scientific research is like and to work alongside staff who are international authorities in their fields.

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.