Biology is the study of life and embraces many different areas of both biological and biomedical interest. Studies range from exploring molecular structures, to understanding how genes work, the development and behaviour of microorganisms, plants and animals, their evolution, and their environmental interactions and impacts. It reveals core scientific knowledge of how cells and organisms function, and results in applications that underpin up-to-the-minute technological and scientific advances. Genetics is the study of biological variation and the control mechanisms of living systems. It is central to biology and disease formation and relates to other subjects, including biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, plant biology and zoology. You will study the molecular and cellular sides of genetics, basic genetic analysis and chromosome theory, issues of population and evolution, and disease development. Our research in biological sciences is consistently ranked as internationally excellent. We offer a flexible programme structure, taught by dedicated teaching staff who are world leaders in their research disciplines, using state-of-the-art facilities. Within the School of Biological Sciences, a wide range of subject choices is open to all students beyond first year.