After the enormous advances made in the last few years, this is the perfect time to study molecular biology and genetics. Choose to study genes in medicine, biotechnology and agriculture and their application in fields such as microbial or plant molecular biology, cellular signalling and evolutionary biology. Biology is a hands- on subject and we place emphasis on practical classes, giving you training in relevant scientific techniques, and the testing of ideas by experiment and field work where appropriate. You will have the chance to learn these skills in world-class facilities using state-of-the-art equipment. Much of our teaching is through lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshop sessions, and you will typically benefit from more than 20 contact hours per week.