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Biosciences courses (BSc)

Our innovative, research-driven degree programmes are highly flexible, enabling you to tailor your course to suit your interests.

See what Beth and Henry have to say about studying at Cardiff University School of Biosciences.

Our courses are designed to be as flexible as possible. As you move through the course, you can choose to specialise in a particular area, and can even opt to transfer to one of the other degrees offered by the School, including our integrated master's degrees.

We offer five main entry degree subjects, as well as three additional 'exit' degrees in Anatomy, Genetics and Physiology.

Our Biochemistry degree offers extensive hands-on training and embraces contemporary research in important new areas such as genomics, synthetic biology and protein engineering.

Degree nameUCAS code
Biochemistry (BSc)C700
Biochemistry with a Preliminary Year (BSc)C74C
Biochemistry with Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc)CR41
Biochemistry with Professional Training Year (BSc)C701

The rich ecology of Wales provides the perfect environment to develop and hone your skills as a biologist. Combining scientific theory and practical lab and field work, this fascinating subject will give you a greater understanding of the world around you and how it works.

Degree nameUCAS code
Biological Sciences (BSc)C100
Biological Sciences Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc)C103
Biological Sciences with Preliminary Year (BSc)C102
Biological Sciences with Professional Training Year (BSc)C101

Explore the biological science that underpins all medicine and medical research, and gain experience of contemporary topics and techniques.

Degree nameUCAS code
Biomedical Sciences (BSc)BC97
Biomedical Sciences with Preliminary Year (BSc)B900
Biomedical Sciences with Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc)B901
Biomedical Sciences with Professional Training Year (BSc)BC9R

Using a combination of biological and psychological approaches, our research-led Neuroscience degree explores the mysteries of the human brain.

Degree nameUCAS code
Neuroscience (BSc)B142
Neuroscience with Professional Training Year (BSc)B143
Neuroscience with Preliminary Year (BSc)B141
Neuroscience with Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc)B140

Study the broad field of animal biology or opt to specialise in a particular area of interest with our flexible and interdisciplinary Zoology degree.

Degree nameUCAS code
Biological Sciences (Zoology) (BSc)C300
Biological Sciences (Zoology) with Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc)C303
Biological Sciences (Zoology) with Preliminary Year (BSc)C302
Biological Sciences (Zoology) with Professional Training Year (BSc)C301

Choose your journey

Your final degree title will depend on the modules you select in years two and three. We provide full guidance throughout this process to help ensure you graduate with a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations.

All of our degrees are available with a Preliminary Year and/or Professional Training (or 'Sandwich') Year. We also offer a selection of four-year integrated master's degrees.

Depending on the modules you choose, you can also benefit from our range of field courses, which provide hands-on experience of modern biological techniques and practical in-field skills.

Career prospects

Our degrees are designed to give you the scientific knowledge, hands on experience, and transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in today’s global job market. From cancer researchers to clinicians, laboratory technicians to science bloggers, our graduates have gone on to enjoy a wide range of successful and rewarding careers

In 2016/17, 93% of our graduates reported that they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.