Biological Sciences (MBiol)


Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 4 years, 5 years sandwich

Part time: part-time study is possible




Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


If you want a career as a professional scientist our MBiol (Biological Sciences) course is for you.
You will develop in-depth understanding of a specific area of biology, including;

  • Environmental Biology and Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Botany
  • Zoology.

Our staff are experts with international reputations. Our department’s research expertise includes;

  • Environmental Biology
  • Taxonomy
  • Genomics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology.

You can shape your course to suit your interests by choosing a broad approach based on different aspects of biology. Or you can focus on a narrower range of module with a view to becoming a specialist.

You will also develop invaluable skills for the workplace, including communication, leadership and teamwork.

Specific entry requirements

A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology).

If you do not have a background in science, we encourage you to consider our Life Sciences foundation year taught at Abingdon and Witney College.