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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Our courses are very flexible, with the option to transfer between life science courses at the end of year one. It’s also possible to switch to an integrated master's course (MSci) from a BSc course, depending on your grades.  Our huge range of optional modules in 2nd and 3rd year allows for a unique course that's tailored to your interests.

Practical learning and laboratory experience starts early in term one. Your lab skills will improve further in year three with a year long research project. This is a great opportunity to contribute to real research carried out in Life Sciences and will train you for a future research or industry career. Guidance is provided by a research-active supervisor and you may work alongside a research group in the University. Some students have even had their work published in scientific journals.


You will graduate the Biology course at University of Nottingham with a sound understanding of the biology of animals, plants and microbes and the biochemical, evolutionary and genetic processes that underlie their biology. Your final year project will have given you the freedom to pursue a specific research area of interest. The combined knowledge and skills gained from all years of your undergrad degree will prepare you for either further study or a career in many varied industries including:

  • Biomedical
  • Conservation
  • Bioinformatics and Data Analysis
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Graduate Veterinary and Medicine Programmes
  • Civil Service
  • Scientific Governmental Agencies
  • Teaching
  • University Research
  • Journalism and Science Communications

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:

  • Genes, Molecules and Cells
  • Core Skills in Biology
  • Life on Earth
  • Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour
  • Human Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Hallmarks of Cancer

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • IB score 34; 5/6 in biology and another science subject at Higher Level
  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
  • High school qualifications Check our country-specific information for guidance on qualifications from your country
  • A level offer AAB

Tuition Fee

  • National

    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 Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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