Bachelor On Campus


University of Leeds

36 months
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Studying the Biology programme at the University of Leeds will provide you with a holistic understanding across the breadth of the topic, from genes to behaviour and evolution to ecology. Building on a foundation year that includes core subjects of organismal biology, genetics and molecular cell biology, you have the option to tailor your degree as you progress through to the final year. 


The Biology programme at the University of Leeds offers you an additional year of specialist training in biosciences and an extended research project.

You will be able to make an impact with this degree as biology has important applications in key global challenges.  

Current challenges include those arising from a growing world population and its impact on the environment, food security, medicine and health. 

Pressures on resources threaten endangered species and agricultural production, and biology is at the forefront of providing sustainable solutions to these global issues.

In addition, a revolution in genomics, gene modification and biotechnology are transforming the world around us and the way we live. 

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge of the fundamental biological processes to understand and push forward these science-based solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Career opportunities

Throughout the degree, you’ll gain a wide range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. 

Supported by the faculty student opportunity team, Leeds for Life scheme and your academic and personal tutor, you’ll be ideally placed to focus on your personal development and make the most of your time at university.

Our graduates have, for many years, experienced high employment rates and a high proportion quickly gain employment upon graduation. With the expansion of the biosciences comes the generation of new and varied career opportunities. 

The skills and knowledge you develop will be relevant to biology-related careers as well as broader opportunities after graduation.

Typical graduate careers include:

  • Academic researcher
  • Marine Biologist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Medical writer
  • Clinical Scientist
  • Nature conservation officer


The programme is accredited by The Royal Society of Biology.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Biology Practicals and Data Analysis
  • Living Planet
  • Applied Biology and Agriculture
  • Genetics
  • Practical Genetics 
  • Coastal and Upland Habitats Field Course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits
  • 480 - MBiol


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A-level: AAB


MBiol: AAA

Including biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. If biology is the only science subject then an A grade is required. Critical thinking and general studies excluded.

We accept the following:

  • Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics.

  • Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics.

Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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