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Life Sciences degrees in the UK in 2024

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Life Sciences BSc

Brunel University London United Kingdom

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Life Sciences English Focus Foundation Certificate Foundation Certificate

University of Hertfordshire (UH) United Kingdom

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Healthcare Science (Life Science) BSc (Hons)

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) United Kingdom

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Life Sciences (includes foundation year) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University United Kingdom

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Healthcare Science (Life Sciences) BSc (Hons)

The University of Bradford United Kingdom

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Life Sciences Applicable to Medicine (B900) BSc (Hons)

University of Liverpool United Kingdom

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Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development BASc

University of Warwick United Kingdom

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Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Life Sciences Other UG Award, Undergraduate Foundation Programme

ONCAMPUS Southampton United Kingdom

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Healthcare Sciences: Physiological Sciences/Life Sciences BSc (Hons)

University of Sunderland United Kingdom

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Aston Diploma in Psychology University Certificate

School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University United Kingdom

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Life Sciences Degrees in the UK

Study Life Sciences Degrees

If you are interested in the study of living things, such as biology, botany or zoology, then you are interested in life sciences. A degree in life sciences will give you a foundation in these broader life sciences, also including biochemistry, anatomy and physiology and ecology. You will be able to fine tune your interests and choose to focus on specialist subjects during your degree.

Graduates of Life Sciences degrees will develop strong analytical skills as well as critical thinking skills, which can lead to career paths in the healthcare sector, working in the pharmaceutical industry, teaching, conservation and animal welfare.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and group projects. Depending on your course, you may also have the option to take part in a work placement. Modules you study could include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Zoology
  • Anatomy
  • Ecology
  • Physiology

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

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