What will I learn?

Studying biology at Leeds will provide you with a holistic understanding across the breadth of the topic, from genes to behaviour and evolution to ecology. Building on a foundation year that includes core subjects of organismal biology, genetics and molecular cell biology, you have the option to tailor your degree as you progress through to the final year. Options you may select include human biology, conservation, immunology, microbiology, population genetics, bioinformatics, genetic engineering and many more.Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training in biosciences and an extended research project.You will be able to make an impact with this degree as biology has important applications in key global challenges. Current challenges include those arising from a growing world population and its impact on the environment, food security, medicine and health. Pressures on resources threaten endangered species and agricultural production, and biology is at the forefront of providing sustainable solutions to these global issues.In addition, a revolution in genomics, gene modification and biotechnology are transforming the world around us and the way we live. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge of the fundamental biological processes to understand and push forward these science-based solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.**Course highlights:**- Field course options include trips to Scotland, the Yorkshire Dales, Spain, South Africa and Kenya. These field courses will enable you to develop practical field-based skills in a wide range of habitats.- Access to visit and conduct research at the University’s state-of-the-art National Pig Centre.- Contribute to science with your final year research project with an expert in the field. For example, you could work with Dr Maria Beger on her project 'How can we manage coral reefs threatened by climate change?'- Practical experience and fieldwork. Practical modules include practical genetics, parasitology and field course options.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biological Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

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Start date

22 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Full Time (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