Undergraduate study

87% of our research in biological sciences was rated as internationally excellent or higher in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), with 48% rated as world-leading.

Our degrees integrate basic biology with cognitive psychology. They offer a comprehensive grounding in neuroscience and you get the chance to do substantial practical work, with the final-year research project offering the opportunity to work in a leading research laboratory.

Our status as a leading centre for neuroscience is reflected in the wide range of options we offer. There are specialised modules in areas such as intelligence, genetic and molecular processes of neural development, learning and memory.

Our students are from many educational backgrounds. We value this diversity and understand the importance of getting to know students as individuals. Small-group classes in tutorials, laboratory and fieldtrips are at the heart of our teaching and our students join active research groups for their final-year research project.