What is Biology with Enterprise? Biology is the study of life with a focus on the whole organism. It covers the key areas of molecular biology, cellular biology, organismal biology and population biology. The Biology with Enterprise programme is offered by the University of Leeds.


The Biology with Enterprise programme from the University of Leeds is offered in partnership with the Leeds University Business School. This innovative degree at Leeds offers a comprehensive understanding of the broad scope of biology and associated biotechnology together with the essentials of business and commerce.

Why study Biology with Enterprise?

Biology addresses whole organism from molecules to entire ecosystems. The course reflects the complexity of life from molecular and cellular biology to organisms and populations. That breadth of diversity is reflected in the Biology with Enterprise course that is further supplemented with an understanding of business.

The balance of the course is most suitable for biologists wanting to supplement understanding biology with that of business and commerce. Biology with Enterprise is designed to give graduates strong career prospects in both the private and public sectors.

Graduate Employment

As a student in the Faculty you will be taught by leading academics to ensure you get the most up-to-date perspective on the subject. The training we provide will help you apply innovative biological research to the real world. Our graduates have gone on to varied careers, including roles in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Course Overview

This degree is designed for biology students with an interest in business and industry. It brings together complimentary skills across biology and enterprise in a coordinated fashion.

BSc Year One

An introduction to several core themes, including molecular and cell biology, microbiology, genetics and immunology, together with a laboratory skills module. Alongside these modules, you will study strategic business planning and management.

BSc Year Two

You will continue to study biological processes and your continued skills development will be supported through modules that integrate regular tutorials, laboratory practicals and data handling exercises.

BSc Year Three

You will further develop your understanding of business practice in preparation for your independent Enterprise Project. There is a strong emphasis on independent learning, problem solving and data analysis. The extended individual project will develop your research skills and produce a report that could contribute to a research publication.

MBiol Year Four

With a greater focus on research, the MBiol will offer research preparation modules in third year as well as Masters level modules and an extended research project in your fourth year.

MBiol Year 4

Compulsory modules:

  • Extended Research Project
  • Host-Parasite Interactions
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Topics in Plant Science
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Conservation Genetics

Optional modules:

  • Global Perspectives on Enterprise
  • Enterprise & Society

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • A level or Advanced Higher: AAA from 3 A2/Advanced Higher including Biology and another science or science-related subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded
  • We consider applications on an individual basis and an offer will depend on the information given on your UCAS form. Applications are assessed from a combination of the following; the balance, nature and quality of A2, AS and GCSE subjects (or equivalents); the referee's comments and your personal statement.
  • International Baccalaureate: 35 (18 at higher level) including 6 in higher level Biology and another science or science-related subject at higher level.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAAAB including an A in higher level Biology and another science or science-related subject at higher level.
  • Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.
  • Cambridge Pre-U: D3/D3/D3 including Pre-U Biology plus one other science or science-related subject.
  • GCSE: Typically Grade B Maths and Grade C English.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to support and reward undergraduates who have the potential to be an outstanding student.


Dean's Excellence Scholarship

This is an automatic scholarship awarded to the highest achieving applicants.


Dean's Excellence Scholarship

Head of School Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is available to International students that meet the requirements of their offer and are able to demonstrate an interest for their chosen subject.

International Undergraduate Science and Engineering Scholarship.

This scholarship is for any international applicant who has been offered a place on any of the undergraduate degree courses within the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.