Biosciences Undergraduate courses

We offer three core Biosciences degrees - with the option to specialise in a wide range of areas such as Genetics, Medical Biochemistry, Zoology or Biotechnology. We also offer several Undergraduate Masters MSci degrees.

The Complete University Guide 2016 ranks our Biosciences degrees in the top three for graduate prospects in the UK.


Biochemistry students

Where chemistry, biology and medicine meet, biochemistry deals with the molecular nuts and bolts of living organisms and diseases

See the Biochemistry courses

Biological Sciences

Students on field trip

The science of life. Learn about animals, plants and microorganisms and how they interact in our natural environment

See the Biology courses

Human Biology

A selection of skulls!

Focus on the aspects of biology most relevant to our own species; genetics, physiology, cell biology, evolution and development

See the Human Biology courses

Society of Biology - Accredited DegreeOur Biosciences degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Foundation programmes

For international students from 12-year education systems, all the above programmes are available with a foundation year through the Birmingham Foundation Academy.

Study Biosciences in the UK

Fudan 2 + 2 programme videoPartnerships exist between the University of Birmingham, UK and two chinese universities; Fudan University, Shanghai and Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan providing the opportunity for students from these universities to study and graduate with a Bioscience degree from the University of Birmingham.

Find out more about these partnerships  

 Biosciences teaching lab panorama
Take a virtual tour of one of our  teaching labs