BSc Biological Sciences

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Overview

Biology is one of the most exciting scientific disciplines of the 21st century. The insights it provides into life processes, together with advances in genomics, diagnostics and therapeutic drug development, are having a major impact on humanity.

The BSc Biological Sciences programme provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the biosciences, equipping you with knowledge and skills from bioinformatics and biotechnology to cell signalling, genomics and structural biology.

Why should I study biological sciences at XJTLU?

  • Attractively located with many biotechnology companies nearby in BioBay, a national biotechnology hub with over 400 companies which is ideal for internships
  • Highly international, research-active environment with academic staff trained at globally respected universities and institutes across the world
  • Nearby Cold Spring Harbor Asia hosts prestigious scientific symposia, conferences and summer schools providing our students with the opportunity to interact with world-famous researchers
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
Qualification XJTLU BSc Biological Sciences University of Liverpool BSc Biochemistry
BSc Biological Sciences
BSc Genetics
BSc Microbiology
BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
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Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BSc Biological Sciences programme, you will:

  • understand major issues and challenges in biomedical sciences
  • be able to understand and describe biological systems
  • have the skills and understandings to design and conduct experiments and investigations
  • appreciate the moral, social and ethical issues associated with research and development in the biosciences.

I got to use machines like mass spectrometers, which other universities don’t have and I spent a year in the lab for my final project, acquiring skills for work or study.

Catherin Prayogo Alumna, BSc Biological Sciences, Indonesia

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Careers

Our graduates find career opportunities in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology and are well-equipped with the scientific knowledge, experimental techniques and key skills required by industry, research institutions and universities, government and public services. Biology graduates are multi-skilled professionals who are qualified for a wide range of employment prospects. Graduates from our programme also have a sound foundation to pursue masters or PhD study in related fields.

Further study opportunities are available to graduates from our department including:

  • biotechnology and nanotechnology
  • chemical and pharmaceutical
  • basic and applied research institutes
  • government and public sectors (health services, quality control, forensic science and environmental protection).

Fees

Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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  3. Complete your application

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For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.