BSc Biological Sciences

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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.

This degree programme is one of the first in the world to be awarded international accreditation by the Royal Society of 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.


International accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology. assures excellence in teaching, curriculum provision and technical skills development as well the capacity of a programme to enhance graduate employability skills.

Qualification XJTLU University of Liverpool BSc Biochemistry
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 understanding to design and conduct experiments and investigations
  • appreciate the moral, social, and ethical issues associated with research and development in the biosciences



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)


Entry requirements

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

The teaching labs here at XJTLU are great with modern facilities containing state-of-the-art equipment. The lecturers and tutors are extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and accessible. The department provides many opportunities for independent study and research including a summer undergraduate research fellowship.

Yuan Cao Alumna, BSc Biological Sciences, China

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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