Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

From human disease to ecology and evolution, this is the programme to choose if you want a broad'based degree covering the whole of the biological sciences. In your first year, you will cover subjects including genetics, evolution, physiology and biochemistry. In the second and final years, you can either retain this broad approach or choose to specialise. Those interested in ecology, conservation or animal biology might choose to take advantage of our wide range of field courses ' for example, studying Tropical Ecology in pristine rainforest in Borneo ' while others might prefer to opt for modules in neuroscience, developmental biology or the molecular basis of disease.

Course Modules

Year 1: Core units: Essential skills for biologists; heredity and gene action; cell dynamics; diversity of life; evolution; ecology; basic biochemistry; introductory chemistry. Year 2: Core units: 1 environmental and 1 molecular unit minimum. Year 3: Core units: Conservation biology; integrative studies in biological sciences; biology project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAACC
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 34
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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81% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 75%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 74%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 30
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 46%

Total Coursework: 52%

Total Practical: 1%

£3,760 - £4,560
Typical cost of university accommodation

£2,755 - £3,450
Typical cost of private accommodation