Biological sciences

Subject intro


Our biosciences courses will give you a solid foundation in bioscience with a strong focus on disease processes. You’ll benefit from expert teaching enabling you to develop a thorough understanding of current technologies and therapies. From molecules to organ systems, our curriculum provides a fundamental understanding of the biological and chemical processes essential for human health. Our courses cross the disciplines of biochemistry, biological sciences, biomedical science, molecular biology and pharmacology.

You’ll engage with research and practical activities, and benefit from our excellent laboratory and research facilities throughout your studies.

Pharmaceutical sciences

Pharmaceutical scientists play a vital role in the development of new medicines – from the initial discovery chemistry through to formulation development, manufacture, clinical testing and beyond. This course has been developed in collaboration with local and national biotech and pharmaceutical companies to ensure that its content stays relevant to the industry. The modules give you a fundamental understanding of chemistry, biochemistry, biology and pharmacology, before building specialist knowledge in drug design, formulation development and clinical testing. At the same time, you’ll develop the essential capabilities and skills employers value in the workplace.


Pharmacists are experts in medicines and a trusted source of advice and treatment. The role of pharmacists is developing in exciting new ways to support patients through medicine management and non-medical prescribing, as well as drug development. Using state- of-the-art facilities, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge to become a skilled and confident pharmacist. You’ll develop an understanding of normal and abnormal bodily functions and be able to apply what you’ve learned to the treatment of patients. You’ll also study the role of the pharmacist in healthcare and industry, and develop vital interpersonal skills. Work placements are essential and you’ll have opportunities in every year of the course.

Foundation and extended degrees

If you are worried about getting the correct grades, you can also learn more about foundation and extended degrees for an alternative entry pathway into these courses.

Course title UCAS 2021 tariff UCAS 2022 tariff UCAS code
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry 112 C1CR
BSc (Hons) Biological Science 104 C902
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science 104 B990
BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology 112 C1C7
BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science 104 B202
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology 112 B210

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