BSc Biological Sciences | University of Roehampton

On this fascinating BSc, you will delve into the very essence of life and living organisms and will develop your skills and understanding right across the biological disciplines, from core aspects of animal and plant biology via the diversity and evolution of life, right to cutting edge developments within the fields of biotechnology, climate change, antimicrobial resistance and molecular ecology. 

Course details

This degree provides opportunities to work in our state-of-the-art laboratories, participate in field trips in the UK and abroad, and conduct your own research project.

  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

We offer exciting modules such as Chemistry of Life, where you will work in the lab to study the structure, evolution and biochemistry of the cell; Comparative Zoology, where you will learn about vertebrate anatomy, physiology and development; and The Brain in Health and Disease, where you will gain valuable insight into neurobiology and the very latest developments in brain research.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent), Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)


You will develop highly sought-after skills perfect for careers in a range of industries, including: 

  • Biotech and bioengineering
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Forensics and scientific consultancy
  • Biological research


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

  • Introduction to Evolution
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Biometrics: Physiology, Statistics and Maths
  • Cell Biology
  • Diversity of Life
  • Core Skills in Biological Science
  • Biosciences Field Course
  • Biosciences Research Methods
  • Molecular Biology: Theory and Practice
  • Required modules (choice)
  • Comparative Zoology
  • Ecology and Evolution

Optional modules

  • Humans and other Primates
  • Understanding Behaviour
  • Immunology
  • Physiology and Metabolism
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • The Brain in Health and Disease

Work Placement Year

  • Work Placement Year
  • Biosciences Independent Study
  • Biosciences Research Project

Optional modules

  • Palaeoanthropology
  • Conservation, People and Wildlife: South African Field Course
  • Human Osteology and Diversity
  • Primate Behaviour and Cognition
  • Advances in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Aquatic and Invertebrate Biology
  • Human Epidemiology and Pathophysiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Data Analysis for Zoologists and Bioscientists
  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • Field Work Methods in Ecology
  • Earth in Crisis: Interdisciplinary Approaches