All Courses in the Faculty of Biological Sciences

We offer a wide range of specialised and general biology degrees covering the spectrum of life sciences.

So whether you are looking for a specific degree, such as medical microbiology, zoology or sports science, or a more general degree such as biology, medical sciences or biological sciences, we have a course to suit your needs. All the courses listed below are offered by the Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School.

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Each degree course has its own web section with detailed information including course overview, teaching and 'what students say'. Just use the Visit Course Page link to access the page.

We have several intercalating degrees for medical students. (You will be re-directed to the School of Medicine pages.) We also offer joint honours in:


BSc Biology and History and Philosophy of Science
BSc Biology and Mathematics
MNatSc, BSc Natural Sciences

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C700 BSc Biochemistry

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Biochemistry is central to all areas of the "biological" and "life" sciences. Leeds delivers a solid grounding in the basic underpinning principles of Biochemistry which develops to contemporary topics such as gene therapy, cancer and viruses through research-led teaching from leading academics. A Leeds Biochemistry degree is well respected and a great foundation for a successful graduate career.

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C709 MBiol Biochemistry

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Our Biochemistry MBiol will develop your understanding of how to apply the molecular approaches of chemistry to biological systems beyond undergraduate level. The degree has received interim accreditation by the Society of Biology, and the fourth year will provide Masters level content giving you the opportunity to undertake an extended research project.

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C701 BSc Biological Sciences

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Biological Sciences offers the chance to develop a broad understanding of living organisms at a molecular and cellular level. An ability to tailor your degree to your interests, coupled with the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills, makes Biological Sciences at Leeds a great choice for students who wish to retain flexibility in their degree progamme.

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C719 MBiol Biological Sciences

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Our Integrated Masters in Biological Sciences gives you the chance to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of living organisms to a more advanced level. The MBiol fourth year offers Masters level modules and an extended research project, allowing you to work even more closely with our world class academics. The degree has received interim accreditation by the Society of Biology.

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C100 BSc Biology

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Here at Leeds we have one of the country's most diverse teaching groups that will allow you to really explore your interests in this extremely varied field. The emphasis of the programme is the whole organism to which everything is related, be it a gene that encodes for a specific protein or the communities of organisms within an ecosystem. Academic research is reflected in our teaching, offering cutting edge content and producing highly sought after graduates.

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C109 MBiol Biology

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If your passion lies in Biology then our Integrated Masters will provide the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Biology. The fourth Masters year provides an excellent foundation for a career in research as well as many graduate career paths. The degree has received interim accreditation by the Society of Biology.

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C1N1 BSc Biology with Enterprise

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Biology with Enterprise is the study of how biological knowledge is put to use, incorporated with entrepreneurial teaching. Our BSc degree course aims to enhance the employability of graduates by combining the development of entrepreneurship and business skills with scientific training in Biology. Business skills and scientific training are integrated through the degree programme.

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C1N2 MBiol Biology with Enterprise

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Biology with Enterprise is the study of how biological knowledge is put to use, incorporated with entrepreneurial teaching. Our MBiol degree course aims to enhance the employability of graduates by combining the development of entrepreneurship and business skills with scientific training in Biology. Business skills and scientific training are integrated through this degree programme aswell as a greater focus on research in your fourth year.

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J701 BSc Biotechnology with Enterprise

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With the advancements in areas such as Stem Cell Biology, Biotechnology is an area with growing opportunities. A partnership with the Leeds University Business School, one of the most respected in the UK, means our students develop a well-balanced skills portfolio in both biotechnology and business.

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J702 MBiol Biotechnology with Enterprise

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On this MBiol course you will gain comprehensive knowledge on the applications of biotechnology in the modern world. The fourth year offers an extended research project that is jointly supervised by the Leeds University Business School, giving you the chance to truly integrate biotechnology and business.

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C180 BSc Ecology and Environmental Biology

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Ecology allows you to study a variety of species and how they interact with one another and their environment. Leeds offers an exceptional atmosphere where world-class ecologists and biologists work closely with geographers and earth scientists. Our graduates leave with a strong portfolio of skills ready for employment.

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C189 MBiol Ecology and Environmental Biology

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Our MBiol offers the chance to study contemporary ecology topics such as climate change and sustainable agriculture to a Masters level. Our university has a wide range of research groups that allow our MBiol students to get involved in research and develop a strong set of skills for the furture. The degree has received interim accreditation by the Society of Biology.

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C400 BSc Genetics

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This course offers the chance to get to the core of genetics, studying the nature, transmission, and expression of genetic information. The diversity of the degree means you will study areas such as genetic engineering and biotechnology, and our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

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C409 MBiol Genetics

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Our genetics MBiol allows you to build on your undergraduate knowledge of genetics by allowing you to step up to Masters level modules (e.g. High Throughput Technologies; Plant Biotechnology; Conservation Genetics) in Year Four. The Integrated Masters offers the chance to pursue a career as a professional scientist as well as giving you an edge in the graduate job market more widely. The degree has received interim accreditation by the Society of Biology.

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B120 BSc Human Physiology

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On this course you will learn about how the body works in both health and disease. You will gain an enhanced understanding of areas such as neuroscience, pharmacology and cell biology and develop a wide range of transferable skills for graduate employment.

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B129 MBiol Human Physiology

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Human Physiology is a key component of the scientific basis of medicine, and you will gain an enhanced understanding of areas such as neuroscience, pharmacology and cell biology. The MBiol offers a fourth year with extended research project complemented by a range of Masters level modules.

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C741 BSc Medical Biochemistry

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Students studying Medical Biochemistry will learn to excel in a rapidly evolving and up-to-the-minute discipline. This course offers students the chance to find out about exciting and contemporary topics such as gene therapy, cancer and oncogenes, viruses, protein structure and function, to name a few. With industrial placements and opportunities to get involved with world class research, a Medical Biochemistry degree is a strong foundation for a great career.

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C749 MBiol Medical Biochemistry

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Our Medical Biochemistry Integrated Masters offers the chance to study the molecular workings of human health and disease at an in-depth Masters level. In fourth year students get the opportunity to undertake higher levels of research and study that will set them aside from other graduates. The degree has received interim accreditation by the Society of Biology.

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C521 BSc Medical Microbiology

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Medical Microbiology will teach you about the ways in which microbes affect our health as well as studying a range of bioscience disciplines. Microbiology has economic, environmental and medical relevance, and because of this the knowledge and skills developed on this course will always be in demand.

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B100 BSc Medical Sciences

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On our Medical Sciences degree you will get a solid foundation in core biomedical subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience. Graduates often go on to careers related to healthcare, whilst other popular routes include postgraduate study in medical and dental courses.

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B109 MBiol Medical Sciences

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This course is designed for people with a broad interest in the science of human beings. The MBiol offers a fourth year where you will study an extended research project as well as Masters level modules; a great way to enhance your career prospects.

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C500 BSc Microbiology

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On this course you will study microorganisms, including bacteria and viruses. The subject lies at the heart of the biosciences, embracing the disciplines of immunology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology. Microbes affect almost every aspect of our lives meaning microbiologists are always in demand.

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C509 MBiol Microbiology

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On this MBiol course you will develop the knowledge gained over your first three years studying Microbiology to Masters level. Your fourth year will involve a cutting-edge extended research project and a variety of Masters level modules, providing a great foundation for a wide variety of careers. The degree has received interim accreditation by the Society of Biology.

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B140 BSc Neuroscience

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A degree in Neuroscience will develop your understanding of the nervous system from an anatomical, pharmacological, physiological and molecular biological standpoint. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of currently relevant problems such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and will be able to pursue both research based and professional careers.

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B149 MBiol Neuroscience

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The Mbiol offers the chance to study the brain and the nervous system in even greater depth. During your fourth year you will undertake an in-depth cutting-edge extended research project and take part in Masters level modules on current neuroscience topics.

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B210 BSc Pharmacology

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Pharmacology is essential to all medical disciplines, and on this course you will develop insight into the treatment of diseases such as diabetes and cancer through practical laboratory experience, lectures and tutorials. Because Pharmacology is a broad-based, research-led programme, career options range from scientific specific to graduate scheme opportunities.

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B219 MBiol Pharmacology

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Our Pharmacology MBiol offers students the chance to develop a more in depth understanding of how drugs work in the body to an even more advanced level. You will undertake an extended research project under supervision of world-leading academics whilst studying Masters level modules, giving you real insight into the topic.

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C601 BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

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On this course you will study how the body and mind handle the demands placed upon them by sport and exercise. By addressing questions such as 'why do injuries occur?' and 'is it possible to improve performance?', you will gain an in-depth understanding of how exercise effects the body

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C609 MBiol Sport and Exercise Sciences

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On this course you have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the subject beyond Undergraduate level. The MBiol offers the chance to undertake an in-depth extended research project around areas such as 'tackling obesity' or 'aiding spinal injury recovery through exercise'.

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BC16 BSc Sports Science and Physiology

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This course focuses on the impact of exercise on the structures and mechanisms of the body during both acute and chronic physical activity. You will gain specialised knowledge in how the body functions during exercise and how athletes deal with the demands of elite level sport.

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BC19 MBiol Sports Science and Physiology

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The MBiol offers the chance to investigate specialised topics of sports physiology in depth. You will be able to undertake extended research projects in areas such as 'the influence of footwear on knee joint kinetics' alongside a research team that is recognised on the global stage.

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C300 BSc Zoology

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A degree in Zoology allows you to study animals and how they evolve, move, behave, develop and function. The course is based around the key themes of evolution, animal behaviour, physiology, development, and field work, and is delivered by leading academics from a variety of fields.

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C309 MBiol Zoology

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With the MBiol you get the chance to build on the knowledge you gain in your first three years by studying Masters level modules and perform an extended research project in the fourth year. The extra year will also give you an ‘added extra’ for careers in research and industry. The degree has received interim accreditation by the Society of Biology.

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