Teaching is led by world-leading researchers, whose knowledge you will share and whose work you could contribute to.
Whether it is managing natural resources, conserving species, undertaking stem cell research, restoring ecosystems, ensuring global food security or monitoring the emergence of a novel disease, biology and biologists will be vital for our planet in the 21st century.
The school is based in the iconic Life Sciences Building, opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2014 as one of the UK's leading biology facilities.
Find out more about Biology degrees offered at Bristol, or choose a specific degree to learn more about course structure, the teaching and assessment breakdown, selection process and how to apply.
UCAS code C100, 3 years full-time
A key strength of studying biology at Bristol is exposure to the breadth of biological sciences, from the molecular to the ecological, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology.
UCAS code C300, 3 years full-time
If you are considering a zoology degree, you already know that your main interest is animal biology, but maybe you don't yet know which area of the subject you would like to pursue.
UCAS code C103, 4 years full-time
The MSci is ideal if you have ambitions to continue in biological research and want extra experience and a competitive edge in applying for a PhD or research jobs.
UCAS code C303, 4 years full-time
Our MSci Zoology degree is recommended for students with ambitions to continue in zoological research and who want the extra experience and a competitive edge in applying for PhDs or research jobs.
MSci Palaeontology and Evolution
UCAS code CF16, 4 years full-time
This course allows you to develop an understanding of the evolution of life on this planet through the study of geology and biology.
Applying to Bristol
A quarter of our graduates go on to do postgraduate work for doctorates, while a further quarter or more enter a profession related to biology, either directly or after a short period of further training.
The School of Biological Sciences welcomes students from across the globe. Find out more about country-specific entry requirements, visas, language support and other resources that we provide for our international students.