Our Biological Sciences degree will give you the expertise to comprehend the vast and diverse world of living organisms. You will gain a modern overview on the diversity and evolution of animals, plants, and microorganisms, as well as the fundamentals of cell and molecular biology and genetics. With the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests, you can take a broad range of subjects to go on to specialise in environment-related subjects, or cell-related topics including immunology, stem cells and cancer. The choice is yours! Research-based teaching is a cornerstone of the degree, with exciting laboratory and field practicals designed to build your skills, optional residential field courses in Indonesia and Portugal and in the final year a research project in your choice of field. Your education extends beyond the university campus. We support you in expanding your education through offering the opportunity to spend a year studying abroad at one of our partner universities. This four-year version of our degree allows you spend the third year abroad, or employed on a placement abroad, whilst otherwise remaining identical to the three-year course. Studying abroad allows you to experience other cultures and languages, to broaden your degree socially and academically, and to demonstrate to employers that you are mature, adaptable and organised. Located in the School of Biological Sciences, we are one of the largest schools at the University. Two-thirds of our research is rated "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" (REF 2014).