Biology at Hull is all about tackling global challenges, from genetic engineering through to climate change.
You’ll gain real-world practical skills in the lab and in the field, and learn to communicate important topics in biology to diverse audiences. You'll study in a supportive and friendly department with access to industry-standard facilities.
This degree reflects the breadth of modern biological sciences, with core topics including genetics and genomics, microbiology, evolution, cell biology and biological diversity. We’ll help you build your degree around your interests, like molecular genomics, toxicology, applied ecology or other specialist topics. Fascinated by human biology? You can also take modules from biomedical sciences. Or if you’re interested in all areas of biology you can take a broad range of options - the choice is yours.
You'll get plenty of hands-on training in the lab and field and you'll work on mini-projects throughout your course.
You can also take one of our residential field course options, including overseas trips to Brazil or Mallorca, where you’ll learn essential skills for ecological careers.
Our degree will open doors to exciting careers. Our graduates have gained jobs in bioscience industries, teaching, veterinary medicine, ecological consultancy and scientists in government and non-government organisations. Our students also go on to further study through either Masters or PhD level qualifications, becoming scientific leaders of the future.
Excellent teaching is highly valued here. We are a small, friendly supportive group, which means you’ll get to know your personal support tutor well over the course of your time at Hull. We also have three winners of the Royal Society of Biology’s Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award in the department. We bring industrial collaborators into our teaching so you can see how biology is used in real-world contexts.
How you'll study
Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.
We don’t just rely on exams. We have a diverse range of assessments designed to help you develop a range of transferable skills. For example, instead of writing an essay, we might ask you to write a policy brief or a wildlife management plan, like you might be asked to do when you start work.
6 reasons to study Biology at Hull
Specialise in molecular or ecological - or keep options broad
Gain industry-standard lab skills
Staff include three RSB Teachers of the Year
Fieldwork opportunities overseas and in the UK*
Modern facilities including genomics labs
96% graduate employability rating†