University of East Anglia Biology

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University of East Anglia Biology

University of East Anglia Biology

Join our internationally renowned School of Biological Science based at the heart of the Norwich Research Park, where 100% of our research is recognised as ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014). Our Biological Sciences course gives you plenty of optional modules, giving you the opportunity to study many different branches of biology.

Our school has world class academics and some of the best facilities in the country, including our undergraduate practical laboratories. The majority of learning will take place in lectures, seminars, practical laboratory classes and fieldwork providing you with invaluable contact time with lecturers, while learning through first-hand experience.


Our flagship BSc Biological Sciences course allows you to study a wide range of science subjects in the first year without prematurely committing yourself to any particular specialisation. The first year modules cover all the major areas of biology, alongside giving you a grounding in mathematics, statistics, computing, physics and chemistry. You will find the latter units especially valuable if you do not have A-levels in these subjects.

The flexibility of the programme encourages you to explore and pursue your own specialist interests within Biological Sciences as the course progresses. You will have the opportunity to select from more than 25 advanced optional modules that cover a diverse range of scientific subjects, ranging from Behavioural Ecology to Evolutionary Biology. You will also have the chance to apply your developing scientific interests through independent research, as you complete a substantial research project in your final year.

At the end of the first year you may, if you wish, transfer to one of our specialised programmes. Choosing to remain will not limit your module choices, as you will have access to any of the second year units offered across the school. However you do have the option to transfer to the following specialisations in the second year if you choose: Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Plant Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biochemistry, Ecology or Biology with Science Communication.

In order to provide you with even more academic freedom, in both the second and third years you will also have a free choice module, allowing you to select from a huge range of units offered by the School of Biological Sciences and other Schools across the University.