What will I learn?

Our biological sciences programme focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of life sciences. It is an interdisciplinary degree, bringing together subjects such as cell biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, immunology and biochemistry.You will develop a broad knowledge base in biological sciences, with opportunities to specialise in areas that interest you, and learn from world-leading researchers in the field.If you aim to become a research scientist, our integrated Masters offers an additional year of specialist training to equip you for a PhD, or employment in this field.You will be able to make an impact with this degree as biological scientists are working to tackle many of the major global challenges such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, ageing, antibiotic resistance and sustainable food production.As new techniques for studying and manipulating molecules and cells (eg cryo-electron microscopy and gene editing) are rapidly increasing our understanding of living organisms, this is a very exciting time to study an undergraduate degree in biological sciences.**Course highlights:**- Choose one of the following four pathways to specialise in after your first year, from molecular medicine, infection and disease, genome biology and disease or plants and agriculture.- Weekly research-focused practical classes gives you extensive hands-on experience in the laboratory, with the option to experience working in a research lab in your final year.- Develop a range of transferable skills such as data analysis, interpretation and critical appraisal which will equip you for a wide range of career options when you graduate.- A wide choice of research-led advanced topic lectures in your final year cover specialist topics in cell and molecular biology, exposing you to the latest techniques and cutting edge research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biological Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

22 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

22 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be required to achieve a minimum of 3 subjects in Advanced Placement (AP) or SATS with grades ranging between 4 and 5 or 650 and 750. Subject specific requirements will still apply. Combinations of APs and SATS are welcomed, however where there is a Mathematics A-level requirement, applicants are advised that AP Calculus BC will be required. SATR 1650 (550 in all 3 components) (old scores) Or SATR 1290 (650 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 620 in Maths) (new scores) Or ACT 26 in English. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component skill.

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About this uni

The University of Leeds enjoys a high student satisfaction rate – 3rd in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey).

  • In the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2019
  • 11th in the Guardian UK University Guide 2020
  • One of the largest single-site campuses in the UK
  • Diverse campus with over 9000 international students