Biology is often referred to as the study of living organisms, and is split into many different specialised areas to analyse the different properties of the living organism. It is also referred to as the science of life, and many choose to study biology at degree level to deepen the knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences.
If you are looking to study a biology degree you’ll need to check the entry requirements, choose a university and consider your career options. Our guide can help you with all of this and more…
Entry RequirementsIn the UK, 83 universities offer biology degrees with each institution having specific entry requirements for school leavers. You are advised to check with the university that you are applying to for an accurate set of entry requirements, but typically you are expected to have gained the following A Level Grades and UCAS Points: A Level Grades: A*A*A - AAB UCAS Points: 160 - 136 If you want to study at one of the best universities for Biology Degrees, the top 5 universities are:
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- University of Birmingham
- University of St Andrews
- University of York
Career ProspectsAfter you have completed a biology degree you can decide whether to further your studies in a related field, or to look for a career in the industry. Below you can find a list of common job roles and destinations of biology degree graduates:
- Infection and Immunology
- Environmental Management
- Medical Communication
- Forensic Science
Upon completion of a biology degree it has been reported that 89% of biology students are either in full time work or further study, with an average salary of £18.5k.