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Undergraduate degrees in molecular biosciences 

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Our courses in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology are designed to give you the practical skills and scientific knowledge for an incredible career in the molecular biosciences. Experts in these disciplines are addressing some of the biggest challenges facing humanity, from antibiotic resistance and global food shortages to degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's.

As you progress through your degree and discover what you’re passionate about, optional modules will allow you to explore your chosen subject in greater depth, specialise in one area, keep your interests broad, or even switch to another degree programme within the molecular biosciences. You can even choose to add an extra year of research experience as part of your studies, or gain valuable work experience with a placement year.

Our courses

Microbiology 300


Biochemistry is the investigation of living systems at a molecular level and lies at the core of all modern biosciences, from analyses of cell membranes and photosynthesis, to how our immune systems function.

Genetics 300


Genetics is the study of how genes encode the information required to make all life on the planet. New sequencing technologies have dramatically increased the amount of information available to geneticists, making it an exciting time to study this area.

Biochemistry 300


Microbes are the most abundant and diverse life forms on the planet, providing us with food, useful products and antibiotics, but they're also some of the most deadly human, plant and animal pathogens.

Molecular Biology 300

Molecular Biology

Much of the success of modern biology is because of the fusion of biochemistry, genetics and microbiology to form newer disciplines, like molecular biology, which aims to build up a detailed, molecular-level understanding of the structure, function and interactions of cells.

Entry requirements

All BSc courses: AAB including two science subjects.

All MBiolSci courses: AAA including two science subjects.

For Biochemistry courses, one of your A levels should be in Chemistry.

Don't meet our entry requirements?

International students: Pathway programme

UK students: Biosciences with Foundation Year