Biology Online Bachelor and Master Degree Courses in the UK

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff
The Open University 90% 5% 0% - - - online Part-time
The Open University - - 0% - - - online Part-time
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 Biology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £22375 £26273
25-75 percentile range £19489 - £26022 £16894 - £27526 £20699 - £33736

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23167 £22483 £27691
25-75 percentile range £20093 - £26608 £17639 - £27464 £21831 - £34847

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

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

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Biology.


  • The following degrees are offered for Biology studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
  • 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 year with a rating of 90 out of 100 among 530 respondents.