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Biology Degrees

Biology degrees are extremely diverse – ‘biology’ or ‘biological sciences’ covers a wide array of specialist subjects. From anatomy to ecology and microbiology to zoology, the course options available for those interested in pursuing studies in biology are extremely wide-ranging. Click on the tabs below for more insight into course structures, specializations and career paths.

Key Skills

Common skills gained from a biological science degree include:

  • General laboratory skills, including how to use laboratory equipment
  • Ability to confidently analyze and draw conclusions from complex data sets, and general analytical skills
  • Teamwork and strong communication skills, through group projects and seminars
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • An understanding of scientific literature and how to use it
  • Initiative and independence
  • An awareness and insider’s understanding of ethical issues and commercial contexts relevant to scientific research
  • Numeracy and technology literacy
  • Presenting findings in written and spoken form, to an acceptable academic standard; report writing and presentations
  • Framework for lifelong learning
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