Biological Science

Biological science is part of the School of Environmental Sciences, which sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Opportunities to gain practical experience abroad, plus our extensive range of module choices, let you build a degree course that’s perfect for you and your ambitions.

Foundation year Year abroad Industrial placement Integrated Masters


  • BSc (Hons) Biology

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    Study the science of living things from genes to ecosystems with our multidisciplinary single honours programme.

  • BSc (Hons) Biology (with Teacher Training)

    Explore a broad range of topics in biology while gaining the skills and experience for a career in teaching.

  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

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    This programme will help you develop a deep understanding of the integrated and complex nature of environmental systems and our impact on the planet.

  • BSc (Hons) Human Biology

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    An in-depth, hands-on approach to the study of the biological systems of the human body.

  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology

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    The North Sea + The Deep + leading academics = ideal place to study marine biology.

  • BSc (Hons) Zoology

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    Explore all aspects of animal life, from a sub-cellular level to entire ecosystems.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MSc in Marine Environmental Management

    There is a growing demand for graduates with skills in marine management. It is becoming increasingly challenging, with global factors having a huge impact.

Postgraduate Research


Choosing Hull opens up a world of opportunity. You’ll get the chance to experience horizon-expanding field trips to far-flung parts of the globe. And closer to home, our botanical gardens offer a stunning location for teaching and field work exercises.


Choose our Dive Training module and become a PADI-certified Advanced Open Water Diver as part of your degree. *An extra fee may be payable.


You'll benefit from exciting field work opportunities. Locally, we have our own botanical gardens and the internationally important Spurn Head Nature Reserve for bird migration work. Overseas trips have included Brazil, Indonesia, and Mallorca.


Students carry out practical work in modern facilities, including a 33,000-litre tropical aquarium, new genomics and supercomputer facilities, and flexible teaching laboratories.


Our graduates enjoy outstanding employment prospects. Popular career destinations include biologist, conservationist, fisheries officer, environmental consultant, polar biologist, researcher, zoologist and pharmacologist.

96% of biological sciences graduates in work or further study within six months*


Our research

We are at the forefront of biological and environmental research. From tackling climate change to pioneering the use of environmental DNA, our researchers are helping to protect and enhance the world we live in.

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