Biological Sciences

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years, 4 years sandwich

Part time: part-time study is possible




Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


Our Biological Sciences degree provides you with the flexibility to tailor the course to suit you. You can choose from an extensive range of modules or opt to move to one of our specialist degrees:

In year 1 you’ll study a diverse range of topics. In years 2 and 3 you can continue with a broad approach or choose a range of modules to become a specialist. In your final year you can join a research group as part of a research project.

Through extensive practical experience you’ll gain the skills employers look for, including:

  • laboratory techniques
  • data handling
  • computing
  • report writing
  • oral presentations
  • teamwork.

The Oxford area is an important centre for the bioscience industry. We are surrounded by world class research centres like the Nuffield and Churchill hospitals. You can access the UK’s largest science collection at the Radcliffe Science Library.

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).

You must have studied science post-16, either at A-level or equivalent. 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.