Biological Sciences


Biology is one of the most exciting scientific disciplines of the 21st century. The insights it provides into life processes, together with recent 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 in a range of areas, from bioinformatics and biotechnology, to cell signalling, genomics, and structural biology.

This 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?

  • Graduate from a programme that has international accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology, assuring excellence in teaching, curriculum provision and technical skills development as well as enhanced graduate employability
  • Benefit from XJTLU’s strategic location near many biotechnology companies in BioBay, a national biotechnology hub with more than 400 companies with the opportunity for internships and work experience
  • Learn in a highly international, research-active environment from academic staff trained in globally respected universities and institutes from around the world
  • Enjoy prestigious scientific symposia, conferences and summer schools at the nearby Cold Spring Harbor Asia, giving you the chance 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.

Knowledge and skills

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

  • an understanding of the major issues and challenges in biomedical sciences
  • the ability to understand and describe biological systems
  • the skills to design and conduct experiments and investigations
  • an appreciation of the moral, social, and ethical issues associated with research and development in the biosciences.

This programme aims to provide a thorough education and training to understand diverse biological processes. It takes advantage of XJTLU’s distinctive international features to prepare graduates for advanced research in Western and Chinese universities, as well as the bio-industry.

Jeong Park

Programme director


Graduates from this programme 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, and government and public services. Graduates can also choose to go onto the further study in related fields including biotechnology, nanotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals.

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