Biological Sciences at Leicester

We offer a range of courses in Biological Sciences, including specialisms in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Zoology, and Physiology with Pharmacology.  We also offer medically-related degrees including Medical Biochemistry, Medical Genetics, Medical Microbiology, and Medical Physiology.  For more information see Undergraduate Courses.

The University is ranked 8th in the UK for Biosciences in the 2015 University Guide published by the Guardian. We offer an outstanding student experience: in the 2014 National Student Survey, 96% of students studying Biological Sciences were satisfied with their course and we received 100% satisfaction for Biology and Genetics.

Undergraduate Courses
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The School’s teaching is delivered by four departments:

The departments collaborate on teaching and research. Our ability to offer a wide range of degrees gives our students both breadth of vision and specialised knowledge across the whole range of the modern biological sciences.

Undergraduate Handbook 2015-16 contains useful guidance information for current students

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Contact details:

School of Biological Sciences
University of Leicester
Adrian Building
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
T: +44 (0)116 252 2907
F: +44 (0)116 252 5659

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Information about careers can be found in the Biological Sciences


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