B.Sc. On Campus

Biological Sciences (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

36 months
16000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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 The B.S. in Biological Sciences (Hons) at University of Huddersfield offers students varied knowledge from the growth and division of simple bacteria through to the evolution, development, growth and adaptation of complex multi-cellular organisms, and the emerging role of genomics in personalised medicine and biodiversity in a changing world.


About the Biological Sciences (Hons) course at University of Huddersfield

The course studies life and living organisms including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution and taxonomy.

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to study core topics and consider contemporary issues in all major aspects of biology. Optional choices in each year of your course provide you with opportunities to specialise further in core areas of molecular cell biology, organismal biology, and ecology and environmental biology. Or alternatively, you can vary your choice of optional modules to keep your coverage of the biological sciences broad.
  • Your learning will be supported by doctoral-level academics with expertise or active research interests in diverse areas of biology and genetics, including cancer pharmacology, ancient and modern patterns of human migration, environmental and evolutionary microbiology, novel antimicrobials, and the cell biology of human disease.
  • You’ll receive hands-on practical training in the field and in laboratory using modern equipment, developing the skills and interests that help to prepare you for a research dissertation in the final year. As a further boost for your CV and employment prospects there’s also the opportunity of a placement year in industry or research in the third year of the course.
  • As a student on this course you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society and The Physiological Society (UK). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership, this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs.


Graduates from our Biological Sciences courses can consider a wide range of career options in areas such as medical research, the NHS, molecular sciences, medical genetics, pharmaceuticals, developing scientific patents, medical sales or marketing, medical writing and teaching.

Biological Sciences BSc(Hons) is a new course and the first cohort of students graduated in 2021. Previous graduates from other Biological Sciences courses at Huddersfield have gone on to work in roles such as Clinical Bioinformatician at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Laboratory Technician at ALS, Microbiology Medical Laboratory Technician at IDEXX Laboratories and Nuclear Medicine Sales Executive at Bartec Technologies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Skills
  • Dynamic Living Systems
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genomes and Evolution
  • Cell Biology
  • Anthropocene
  • Genomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Apply through UCAS

Entry requirements are normally:

  • BBC at A Level including a grade B in a relevant Science subject. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.
  • 112 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in a relevant Science subject at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science . Alternatively a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care is acceptable but must be accompanied by another Science A Level at grade C or above.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above to include modules in relevant science subjects.
  • 112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include modules in relevant science subjects.
If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry, you may be able to apply to the Science Extended Degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Huddersfield

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

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