Biology Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Keele 92% 5% 7% £9250 £16000 105 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 92% 5% 7% £9250 £15150 105 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 92% 5% 7% £9250 £16000 105 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 92% 5% 7% £13000 £27500 105 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of St Andrews 92% 5% 7% £9900 £20370 105 St Andrews On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 80% 10% 8% £9250 £22500 143 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 64% 10% 0% £9250 £19500 199 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 100% 0% 0% £9250 £24700 180 Bristol On campus Full-time
Royal Veterinary College University of London 87% 0% 0% £13040 £25800 177 London On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 87% 0% 0% £10170 £16380 177 London On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 87% 0% 0% £9250 £24400 177 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 96% 5% 0% £9250 £15900 119 Lincoln On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 96% 0% 10% £9250 £13100 93 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 70% 5% 10% £9250 £14500 94 London On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 78% 1% 7% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 144 Sheffield On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 78% 1% 7% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 144 Sheffield On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 78% 1% 7% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 144 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of St Andrews 78% 1% 7% £4260 £19790 144 St Andrews On campus Full-time
The University of York 78% 1% 7% £4473 £22250 144 York On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 72% 0% 5% £9250 £25670 130 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Derby 73% 0% 20% £9250 £14045 98 Derby On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 75% 0% 0% £9000 £16300 108 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 69% 0% 5% £9000 £16300 96 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
The University of York 88% 5% 3% £9250 £24000 148 York On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 77% 0% 0% £9000 £12600 79 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 69% 0% 5% £9000 £16300 96 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 77% 4% 0% £9000 £16300 115 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 77% 0% 10% £9000 £12600 121 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Swansea University 100% 0% 0% £9000 £19000 126 Swansea On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 81% 5% 15% £9250 £14000 108 London On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 90% 5% 35% £9250 £46600 56 Bolton On campus Full-time
University of Keele 95% 5% 0% £9250 £14000 119 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Hull 68% 5% 3% £9250 £17550 106 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Gloucestershire 91% 0% 25% £9250 £14700 109 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 80% 5% 0% £9250 £23200 128 Egham On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 81% 5% 15% £9250 £14000 108 London On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 90% 5% 0% £9250 £21580 134 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 80% 8% 9% £9250 £18300 95 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 69% 0% 20% £9250 £16000 122 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Gloucestershire 100% 0% 30% £9250 £14700 121 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 77% 0% 0% £9000 £12600 79 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 80% 5% 0% £9250 £23200 128 Egham On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 65% 5% 0% £9250 £14415 99 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Keele 95% 5% 0% £9250 £17000 119 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 75% 2% 4% £9250 £26500 137 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Hull 68% 5% 3% £9250 £17550 106 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 97% 0% 0% £27750 £84080 177 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Derby 73% 0% 20% £9250 £14045 98 Derby On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 77% 4% 0% £9000 £16300 115 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Swansea University 100% 0% 0% £9000 £19000 126 Swansea On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 95% 0% 5% £9250 £16600 150 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 69% 0% 10% £9250 £16000 122 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Gloucestershire 100% 0% 30% £9250 £14700 109 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Swansea University 100% 0% 0% £9000 £19000 126 Swansea On campus Full-time
Oxford Brookes University 71% 10% 10% £9250 £15500 153 Oxford On campus Full-time
Sparsholt College Hampshire 71% 10% 10% £9250 £9800 153 Winchester On campus Full-time
University of Gloucestershire 91% 0% 25% £9250 £14700 117 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 55% 0% 15% £9250 £16000 116 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Swansea University 100% 0% 0% £9000 £19000 126 Swansea On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 95% 0% 5% £9250 £16600 150 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 70% 5% 15% £9250 £14500 94 London On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 65% 5% 0% £9250 £14415 99 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 69% 0% 20% £9250 £16000 119 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 96% 0% 0% £9250 £13100 102 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Keele 92% 5% 7% £9250 £16000 108 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 70% 5% 15% £9250 £14500 94 London On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 77% 0% 3% - - 189 Stirling On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 92% 5% 7% - - 105 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 92% 5% 7% £9250 - 105 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 92% 5% 7% - - 105 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 92% 5% 7% £9250 - 105 Carlisle On campus Part-time
University of Worcester 92% 5% 7% - - 105 Worcester On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 92% 5% 7% - - 105 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Kent 92% 5% 7% - - 105 Canterbury On campus Part-time
University of Kent 92% 5% 7% - - 105 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 92% 5% 7% - - 105 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 92% 5% 7% - - 105 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 92% 5% 7% £5350 - 105 Bristol On campus Part-time
Queen Mary University of London 92% 5% 7% - - 105 London On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 92% 5% 7% - - 105 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
University of Oxford 92% 5% 7% - - 105 Oxford On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 87% 0% 0% - - 177 Manchester On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 87% 0% 0% - - 177 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 87% 0% 0% - - 177 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 87% 0% 0% - - 177 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 96% 0% 10% - - 93 Worcester On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 96% 0% 10% - - 93 Manchester On campus Part-time
University of Worcester 96% 0% 10% - - 93 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Bath 81% 5% 4% - - 161 Bath On campus Full-time
University of Bath 81% 5% 4% - - 161 Bath On campus Full-time
Heriot-Watt University 65% - 2% £9250 £9250 £19792 £20584 183 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Bangor University 70% 0% 5% £9000 - 110 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 78% 1% 7% - - 144 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 78% 1% 7% - - 144 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 78% 1% 7% - - 144 Oxford On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 78% 1% 7% - - 144 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 76% 5% 8% - - 156 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 81% 5% 5% - - 186 Stirling On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 78% 0% 15% £9250 - 86 Bath On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 57% 2% 5% - - 148 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 68% 0% 0% - - 120 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 72% 5% 10% - - 131 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 85% - 0% £9250 - 121 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Salford 83% 10% 10% - - 99 Salford On campus Full-time
University of Salford 93% 10% 10% - - 99 Salford On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 79% 15% 0% £9250 - 147 Lancaster On campus Full-time
University of Salford 93% 10% 10% - - 99 Salford On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 87% 0% 2% - - 164 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Kent 85% 3% 4% - - 125 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 57% 5% 0% £9250 - 136 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 85% 0% 5% - - 197 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Bangor University 70% 0% 5% £9000 - 118 Bangor On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 79% 15% 0% £9250 - 147 Lancaster On campus Full-time
University of Chester 93% 0% 0% £9250 - 108 Chester On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 92% 0% 5% - - 111 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 63% 4% 14% £9250 - 139 London On campus Full-time
Bangor University 87% 0% 3% £9000 - 117 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of Kent 85% 3% 4% - - 125 Canterbury On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 97% 0% 0% - - 177 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Kent 85% 3% 0% - - 134 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 79% 15% 0% £9250 - 147 Lancaster On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 75% 5% 5% - - 115 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 87% 0% 2% - - 164 Manchester On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 92% 0% 5% £9250 - 111 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 85% - 0% £6000 - 121 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Chester 86% 0% 0% £9250 - 102 Chester On campus Full-time
Ulster University 62% - 5% £9250 £15360 106 Coleraine On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 86% 10% 5% - - 173 Stirling On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 78% 0% 20% £9250 - 86 Bath On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 78% 0% 20% £9250 - 86 Bath On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 70% 2% 7% £9250 - 120 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 77% 0% 10% - - 121 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 100% 10% 5% - - 174 Stirling On campus Full-time
University of Bath 81% 10% 5% - - 155 Bath On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 63% 4% 14% £9250 - 139 London On campus Full-time
University of Bath 80% 0% 5% - - 177 Bath On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 75% 5% 5% - - 115 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Bolton - - - - - - Bolton On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 90% 0% 5% - - 159 Manchester On campus Full-time
Burnley College - - 10% £9000 - - Burnley On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
77 /100
5618 students of Biology in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Biology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22013 £21371 £25228
25-75 percentile range £18513 - £25053 £16316 - £26551 £19070 - £32601

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22315 £22155 £27161
25-75 percentile range £19506 - £25726 £17760 - £27314 £20966 - £33950

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Biology

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Biology who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Biology

  • Universities and Clinical Research Organisations
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
  • Private Hospitals and Nationa Health Services
  • National and Global Health
  • Scientific and Technical Consultancies
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Museums
  • Science Centres
  • Broadcast Companies

Specialisations within Biology

  • Research Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Ecology
  • Nature Conservation
  • Biotechnology
  • Marine Biology
  • Forensic Science
  • Environmental Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Human Biology
  • Reproductive biology
  • Aquatic biology
  • Freshwater biology
  • Population biology

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Biology who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Biology (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Biology at Bath Spa University

30% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Sales occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Caring personal services
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials

Grading Distribution

Students of Biology in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Biology

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Biology studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland) - PGDE
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Master of Biosciences - MBio
  • Master of Biology (Honours) - MBiol (Hons)
  • Master of Biology - MBiol
  • Master of Biological Sciences - MBiolSci
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - DPhil

The median salary of graduates of Biology was £22013 15 months after graduation, £21371 3 years after graduation and £25228 5 years after graduation.

Biology at University of Bristol received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 17 respondents.