Undergraduate degrees in Animal and Plant Sciences
Our degrees explore some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, including sustainable energy and food production, climate change and conserving threatened species. Our teaching is informed by world-leading research, much of it by our own staff.
About your course
You'll learn whole-organism biology, finding out how organisms function and the way they interact with their environments. It's a fascinating subject area – and one that has never been more important.
Module choice and fieldwork
Whichever degree you take, you can choose from modules looking at evolution, ecology, genetics, climate change and many other areas. We'll also teach you research methodology, so you won't just learn facts – you'll become fully equipped to discover for yourself.
There are optional field courses in the UK (Peak District and Anglesey), Ireland, sub-arctic Sweden, Portugal and in the tropical rainforest in Malaysian Borneo.
If you study Biology with a Year Abroad you'll spend a year at a major university in the USA, Canada or Australia, gaining first-hand knowledge of ecosystems and organisms in your chosen region.
Or choose Biology with a Modern Language and you'll spend your third year at a European university studying a biology programme in French, German, Spanish or Italian.
The four-year MBiolSci option adds a year of advanced research training to the BSc. You'll work alongside internationally acclaimed scientists and get one-to-one support from your academic supervisor.
Your career options
Throughout your course we provide support for you to develop your ideas about careers, your professional skills, and your work experience. Our courses can be taken as Degrees with Employment Experience, allowing you to combine your course with a 1-year employment placement.
Our graduates go on to careers in research, management, consulting, education, conservation and many other areas. Many of our MBiolSci students go on to PhDs.