Taught course


University of Bath · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, plant sciences, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, microbiology, agricultural science, medical laboratory technology or medical sciences.

We would also consider other degree subjects, providing there is sufficient relevant content with adequate grades achieved.

Your degree should have at least 50% biology units.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop a broad understanding of organisms, including bacteria, viruses, plants and humans. Gain the specialist research skills needed to prepare for your career.

The course focuses on the outstanding research expertise in the department, with study topics including cell and developmental biology, medical and industrial biotechnology, infection and immunity, evolution and biodiversity. You’ll be able to select from a diverse range of topics and projects, allowing you to tailor your studies.

Your studies will help you develop the skills you need to move into a wide range of careers in the sciences or to take on further research. Our graduates have an excellent employment record with companies and academic institutions across the globe.

Graduates have moved into roles with employers including the Institute of Cancer Research and Oxford Biomedica in the UK, Chembiotek in India and Tsinghua University in China.

You’ll study with some of the world’s top academics, as well as having the opportunity to attend seminars by visiting experts. Teaching methods are varied, combining hands-on laboratory work with lectures, seminars, tutorials and presentations.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385 115