Biological Sciences Online Bachelor and Master Degree Courses in the UK

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff
Biology (R58) BSc (Hons) - online The Open University 90% 5% 0% - - - online Part-time
Biology (W89) DipHE - online The Open University - - 0% - - - online Part-time
Biological Sciences PhD - online University of Portsmouth - - 0% - - - online Part-time
Wildlife Biology and Conservation MSc - online Edinburgh Napier University - - 0% - - - online Part-time
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Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Biological Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £30929 £35939
25-75 percentile range £20952 - £29144 £23857 - £42071 £28098 - £51622

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Biological Sciences

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 Biological Sciences who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Specialisations within Biological Sciences

  • Anatomy
  • Biophysics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Environmental Biology
  • Forensic Biology
  • Genetics

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biological Sciences, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


  • The following degrees are offered for Biological Sciences studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Science - MSc

According to a 2019 study conducted at Northeastern University in the U.S., 83% of business executives considered an online degree from a well-known institution to have the same value as its equivalent on-campus degree. The same study found that respect for online degrees has been increasing dramatically over the last decade. The reputation of the institution is generally more important than whether the degree is obtained online. The COVID pandemic has erased any remaining stigma that online education may have had in the past.

Biology (R58) - BSc (Hons) at The Open University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey 2022 with a rating of 90 out of 100 among 530 respondents.