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 School was ranked 16th in the UK for Biosciences in the 2016 University Guide published by The Guardian. We offer an outstanding student experience: in the 2015 National Student Survey, 96% of students were satisfied with their course and we achieved 100% satisfaction for Zoology and Genetics. Our student-staff ratio is 9.9 (which puts us in the Top 5) and we have a contact time that is above the average for the sector.

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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 2016-17 contains useful guidance information for current students

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Contact details:

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

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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Maurice Shock Medical Science Building.


Information about careers can be found in the Biological Sciences


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