Biology helps us to understand the world around us – the way that plants and animals interact, the way that different living things evolve and adapt and our own role in the wider natural world. Biology at Royal Holloway, University of London gives you a sound understanding of the structure, function, evolution and diversity of living organisms and the interactions between them. Our flexible Biology programme lets you tailor your studies to suit your specific interests in your second and third years, giving you the chance to study specialist courses from Practical Field Ecology to Human Physiology, Marine Microbiology to Seed Biology. This broad-based degree offers the opportunity to concentrate on either plants, animals or both. Study at our biodiverse campus, in reach of sites of special scientific interest including Windsor Great Park, Box Hill and Chobham Common. You’ll have access to our first-class facilities including proteomics and metabolomics facilities, marine and freshwater aquaria, plant and animal cell culture, glasshouses and an electrophysiology suite, with a recent £16 million investment providing specialist equipment for mass spectrometry, bioinformatics and protein and gene sequencing. Become a part of our renowned research culture in year 3, joining our expert academics in the laboratory as you complete your independent research project. The School of Biological Sciences was ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. You’ll gain invaluable lab experience from year 1 onwards, with lab, field and independent research helping to hone the skills you need to impress potential employers in fields from biotechnology to environmental monitoring and practical conservation Enjoy a flexible combination of lab, field and desk-based learning culminating in rewarding independent research. Take part in world-class research led by renowned academics, with 76% of our Biological Sciences research ranked world-leading and internationally excellent. Learn on a biodiverse campus in reach of sites of special scientific interest including Windsor Great Park, Box Hill and Chobham Common. Join a close-knit and supportive learning community with a high staff-to-student ratio Graduate with a Royal Society of Biology accredited degree.