Biological Sciences at the University of Leicester

Our research expertise is formidable. We are globally recognised for our excellence in genetics and the discovery of DNA fingerprinting, but our world-class research spans the range of the biosciences.

We take our teaching as seriously as our research. Our academics are enthusiastic about their work and they are keen to share their knowledge and insights with you. As a result, we are proud of our consistently excellent scores in the National Student Survey (NSS) (92% student satisfaction for Biosciences in the 2016 Survey).

We deliver courses across the breadth of the biosciences. Our broad range of expertise allows you to choose from a wide variety of modules and specialise in areas that really interest you. You will also have the chance to undertake your own research project. You will be supervised by research specialists and develop professional lab-based techniques and academic skills that are crucial for careers in the biosciences and beyond.