Our four-year programme lets you explore different areas of biology before specialising in a chosen area.
You can explore the whole range of biology from the geographical and ecological population and environmental side of the subject, through to mechanistic biochemical, organismal and molecular aspects. You can also incorporate applied medical biology into your studies.
Typically, students continue their exploration of different aspects of biology in more detail. You can decide to specialise in a broad subject area, such as medical or cellular biology, or to continue with a more mixed curriculum.
You will specialise by taking advanced courses in one particular area, but still keep open the possibility of entering different programmes.
At the end of the year, you tell us which programme you would like to take in fourth year, based on your experience so far.
You now specialise in one programme having already had substantial experience of the subject in your third year. This year almost always involves a major research project, where you explore the frontiers of knowledge in your chosen subject.
Your final degree classification is based on your marks in your third and fourth year courses.
This article was published on Oct 13, 2009