Undergraduate

What Can You Apply For?

We offer degrees in a variety of subject areas spanning the breadth of biological sciences.

All applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

There are 14 different Biological Sciences degrees available to apply for through UCAS: BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Management, or BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences specialised within one of our 12 Honours programme disciplines. You only need to apply for one as the entrance requirements are the same for all programmes. 

Regardless of your initial application choice, you will have the opportunity to explore aspects of each of our programmes in the early years and, with the right combination of courses, can choose to specialise in whichever one interests you. You will choose your Honours Programme at the end of year 2 and we will give you all the information you need to take the right combination of courses and leave your options open.

Applying Entry Requirements

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Year 2 entry

If you have, or are expected to achieve, particularly high-level qualifications, then you can apply specifically for second year (year 2) entry to our degree programmes through UCAS. This would mean that the BSc Honours degree would take three years instead of the normal four years. Please note this option is not available for our Biological Sciences with Management programmes as there is a compulsory business course which must be taken in year 1. 

If you have already applied and have accepted an offer for year 1 entry, we may offer you the chance to start in year 2 if you achieve the required grades for year 2 entry. In this case, we will let you know towards the end of the summer, and will work with you in Welcome Week to help you decide whether you would like to enter into year 1 or 2.

If you start in Year 2 you would be required to make more specific course choices immediately. This reduces some of the flexibility in your course choice and may affect which Honours programmes you can pursue. 

Year 2 entry requirements are published on the degree finder website and are the same for all programmes.

Degree Finder 

Our Programmes

Read more about each of the programmes you can apply for in the boxes below.