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Imperial College London biology

BSc Biological Sciences

Focus on the study of living things, and how they react to each other and the world around them.

Overview

Biological Sciences at Imperial aims to understand the behaviour of living systems from the level of cells up to whole organisms and ecosystems.

This course offers a wide range of modules, enabling you to achieve either a broad biological training or a high level of specialisation.

Study programme

All Biological Sciences students follow the same core modules for the first year, covering the basic areas of biology alongside key scientific skills. This gives you a solid grounding in the fundamental topics, and prepares you for advanced study.

In the second year you study applied biology and genetics, then begin to specialise through optional modules.

In your final year you will complete a research project on a topic of your choice, and choose from an even wider selection of modules such as evolutionary biology, plant biotechnology and a tropical biology field course.

Our teaching is enriched by the Department’s internationally leading research programme, so you’ll be learning at the very cutting edge of the subject. You will also benefit from access to our outstanding facilities, including for genomic and cell biology studies, tissue culture suites and the most modern microscopes.

Students on a field trip

Transfer between courses

The structure of the Department’s courses means that transfer between different Biological Sciences degrees is usually possible up until the end of the first year.

  • Transfer onto Language for Science courses must be completed at the very start of the first year.
  • It is not possible to transfer onto one of the Biochemistry or Biotechnology degrees from a Biological Sciences degree.

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.