Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and tutorials, as well as laboratory classes, computer-aided learning and field work.
Learning materials such as lecture presentations, supporting literature and podcasts are made available through our virtual learning environment.
You will have a personal tutor who will oversee your academic progress and personal wellbeing.
Due to our long-standing links with other schools and departments in the University, you can take optional modules in the more applied branches of animal, plant and microbial biology, or in medically-oriented areas of biology or zoology.
BSc or MSci?
The MSci courses are an additional year of study, mainly focusing on a masters level research project. They are recommended for those who expect to follow a career in the biological sciences and would benefit from an additional research training. The BSc courses are ideal for those who wish to obtain a strong background in the biological sciences, and provide entry into a wide variety of careers and destinations including postgraduate training.
You can transfer to the MSci course up until the third year as long as you meet the academic requirements.
Dissertations, exams, essays, laboratory reports and presentations determine your overall mark. The first year is a qualifying year which you must pass, but your marks do not affect your overall degree. Marks gained in subsequent years make up your final degree classification.
Visit our school website for more details on how you will study and be assessed.