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 3rd in the UK for Biosciences in the 2014 University Guides published by the Guardian; it was also ranked 1st for Biology in the 2013 National Student Survey. This is mainly due to the quality of the academic programmes and of the teaching staff, with 50% placed in the top 1% in their research field.

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The School’s teaching is delivered by five 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 2014-15 (PDF)

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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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