Undergraduate study

Teaching is led by world-leading researchers, whose knowledge you will share and whose work you could contribute to.

Whether it is managing natural resources, conserving species, undertaking stem cell research, restoring ecosystems, ensuring global food security or monitoring the emergence of a novel disease, biology and biologists will be vital for our planet in the 21st century.

The school is based in the iconic Life Sciences Building, opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2014 as one of the UK's leading biology facilities.

Find out more about Biology degrees offered at Bristol, or choose a specific degree to learn more about course structure, the teaching and assessment breakdown, selection process and how to apply.

Single honours

Joint honours

Bristol is a great place to study Biology. The department is highly rated in research and staff are friendly and approachable.

Marie (BSc Biology)


A quarter of our graduates go on to do postgraduate work for doctorates, while a further quarter or more enter a profession related to biology, either directly or after a short period of further training.

Information for international applicants

The School of Biological Sciences welcomes students from across the globe. Find out more about country-specific entry requirements, visas, language support and other resources that we provide for our international students.

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