Queen Mary University of London Biology

Queen Mary University of London Biology

Queen Mary University of London Biology


C100 BSc (Hons) 3 years



If you want a broad-based degree covering the whole of the biological sciences from human disease to ecology and evolution, this is the programme to choose.  In your first year, you will cover subjects including genetics, evolution, physiology and biochemistry.  In the second and final years, you can either retain this broad approach or specialise.

Those interested in ecology, conservation or animal biology might take advantage of our wide range of field courses – for example, studying large mammals in South Africa or ecological interactions in Croatia – while others might prefer to opt for modules in neuroscience, developmental biology or the molecular basis of disease.  Students who want to study a broad range of subjects will enjoy the great flexibility that this programme offers.

Our programme gives you the opportunity to gain practical, real-world skills and experience through in-depth laboratory practicals and a range of residential field courses. Our strong emphasis on fieldwork offers students a wide range of opportunities in the UK and abroad, including:

You can view more photos from our recent field trips on our Flickr page.

Important discoveries

On a recent trip to Canada, as part of the optional final year module Species and their relationships: dinosaurs to DNA, students made an important dinosaur discovery. The rare hadrosaur skull they unearthed is now housed in the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Pathology. Watch our video from the trip:

Research and teaching

By choosing to study at a Russell Group university, you will have access to excellent teaching and top class research. You will be taught by staff who are actively involved in research, who are enthusiastic about their subjects and sharing their knowledge with you. Find out more about our research interests on our department pages:

Study abroad

You can choose to apply for a four-year version of this degree with a full year abroad. We have links with universities around the world, including Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia (specific partnerships for each programme may vary).

While there are no extra tuition fees associated with these placements abroad, you will need to cover the cost of your transport to your destination and your living expenses, including accommodation.

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at QMUL.