BSc & MSci Degrees
The School runs two separate Open Day programmes. The first is for prospective students, while the second is for those who have already applied [...]
Fees & Funding
The University offers one of the most generous bursary schemes in the country. An estimated 30% of full-time UK students joining us will be eligible to benefit from our bursary scheme [...]
Our graduates are well qualified for rewarding careers. Careers support is provided both at School level and University level, via the Careers and Employability Service [...]
Key facts and linked resources to help both UK and international students in applying to study for a BSc or MSci degree at the School of Biology [...]
We offer BSc and MSci degrees in Biology, Zoology, Genetics and Human Genetics, and Biochemistry and Genetics, with our colleagues in Biomedical Sciences.
Research in the biological sciences is the most exciting and rapidly-moving area of science. For instance, medical implications of breakthroughs in cell biology and genomics and ecological issues related to environmental change and its impact on biodiversity, dominate the headlines. Our undergraduate degrees are informed by our research from across the biological sciences, focussing on animals, humans and microbes. Students have a wide range of options, allowing the choice from a broad biological programme of study or a more specialised degree.
Independent assessments consistently rate the quality of our teaching and research as excellent. We use a range of teaching methods, offering training in transferable skills as well as promoting biological knowledge and understanding. These include field courses and a third-year research project, which allows students to design and carry out their own scientific investigation. A unique feature is the opportunity to take level 2 and level 3 modules in Biological Imaging and Photography, adding to the range of communication skills students can develop.
For some careers, the three-year BSc degree is recommended, but, for students committed to a research career, four-year MSci degrees are available in all our degree subjects. The fourth year is specifically a training in research skills, including an intensive full-time research project. Through our MSci, those with a strong interest in research may opt to pursue a fourth year of study.
Many of our BSc and MSci students take the opportunity to participate in our study abroad programmes (view PDF). We are committed to widening participation and follow the University of Nottingham's policies on widening participation, emphasised through an extensive outreach programme and also in admissions.
For undergraduate university-wide information, you can download a prospectus (PDF 8Mb) or visit the Undergraduate Prospectus website for further options.