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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
  • 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, before choosing to specialise at the end of year 2 in whichever one interests you.

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 are compulsory business courses which must be taken in year 1. 

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.