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Biological Sciences (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #128 (QS) Lancaster, United Kingdom
Explore the science of life with Biological Sciences (Hons) offered at Lancaster University which provides a wide range of dynamic modules that allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests.
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Biological Sciences (Hons) programme offered at Lancaster University equips you with the real-world skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it’s researching underlying scientific principles, the development of new treatments for disease, or helping to protect endangered species. You will learn from internationally renowned researchers in our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work. You will study a series of topics such as genetics, biomedicine and evolution.

Your first year provides a wide range of introductory level modules. You can choose to follow linked themes of modules throughout the year, or mix and-match to suit your own requirements. Examples of what you can study range from atoms and molecules to biodiversity; from biotechnology to global health and disease; and from spectroscopy to zoology.

Second and third years offer specialisation, allowing you to shape your own degree from a series of in-depth theory and practical skills spanning the whole breadth of bioscience.

During your degree, you may be able to move to our MSci Biological Sciences programme which includes all the content available on this degree as well as a fourth year offering a variety of Masters level modules and enabling you to undertake an extended research project. There is also a Study Abroad BSc where you will spend Year 2 at one of our partner universities in America, Canada or Australasia. It’s an opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain a valuable experience of a different social and academic environment.


The programmes maintain an excellent record for graduate prospects. A degree in biological sciences opens up a wealth of opportunities in careers ranging from Biotechnologist, Microbiologist, Molecular Geneticist, Forensic Scientist, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Food Technologist, Material Technologist, in addition to careers in research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
    • Experimental Design and Data Analysis
    • Skills in Biomedical and Life Sciences
    • Anatomy and Tissue Structure
    • Aquatic Ecology
    • Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Biomedicine and Society
    • Biotechnology
    • Cell Structure and Function
    • Developmental Biology
    • Diagnosis in Biomedical Science
    • Evolutionary Biology
    • Genetics
    • Global Change Biology
    • Hormones and Development
    • Human Physiology
    • Impact of Microbes
    • Infection and Immunity
    • Marine and Estuarine Biology
    • Molecules of Life
    • Protein Biochemistry
    • Spanish-Donana Field Course
    • Zoology
    • Biochemical Techniques
    • Biochemistry
    • Cell Biology
    • Cell Biology Techniques
    • DNA Technology
    • Environmental Microbiology
    • Environmental Physiology
    • Evolution
    • Experimental Design and Analysis
    • Genetics
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Microbiological Techniques
    • Populations to Ecosystems
    • Practical Physiology
    • Principles of Biodiversity Conservation
    • Research Design and Delivery
    • Vertebrate Biology
    • Using your degree for career success

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Required Subjects A level grade AB in two sciences from the following; Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including two science subjects at HL grade 6BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to include sufficient science. We require Distinctions in majority of relevant science units. Please contact the Admissions Team for further advice.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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