Biological Sciences courses

We offer various Biological Sciences degrees with options to study abroad or to undertake a professional placement during your studies. We also offer a number of specialist degree pathways that enable you to focus your interests as you progress through your chosen programme.

Biological Sciences Degrees

4-year options

Society of Biology - Accredited Degree
Society of Biology - Advanced Accredited Degree

Fieldwork Opportunities

Some of students go on a field course to the Pembrokeshire coast to study adaptations to aquatic environments

Many of our biological sciences courses offer you the opportunity to add something extra to your degree, if you are interested in a research career have a look at our Undergraduate Masters programmes, or would you prefer to get some work experience during your degree. If you have a flair for languages why not investigate our "with study in continental Europe" course.

Specialist Degree Label Options

Across all of our Biological Sciences programmes you are able to reflect on the modules you have taken and add a specific pathway (if you meet the requirements) at the start of the final year of your degree programme. These labels enable you to showcase a particular area of interest and skills that may act as a springboard to the next stage of your career.

Read more about our Specialist Degree Label Options


The Collaborative Teaching Laboratory is a brand new state-of-the-art facility designed to support the latest methods in laboratory teaching for STEM subjects.

We are proud to be a Teaching Innovation Awards winner for developing virtual lab-casting to enable effective remote and in-lab teamworking activities in the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL). 

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Two of our students, Meghana Doddiah and Joshua Hoti, talk about why they chose to study BSc Biological Sciences at Birmingham, and what they love most about it.

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Hazel talks about her time on the BSc Biological Sciences with Professional Placement course