Studying at Leeds

"I've really been able to engage with a subject area that I'm passionate about. I've also met some amazing people which has made the experience even better!"

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Unravelling the process that makes viruses infectious

A team of researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus ‘package up’ their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells.

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Enterovirus e virion
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Flexible degrees

We know that choosing the right degree is not a straightforward process. That's why we offer a range of broad-based and specialist degrees that are designed to provide you with choice and flexibility.

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BSc or Integrated Masters
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Professor Sheena Radford opens a new chapter in biology

The UK's leading scientific academy – the Royal Society – has announced that Professor Sheena Radford is to receive one of its most prestigious research awards.

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Undergraduate study

Our offering is unique - you will benefit from being taught by academics who are at the forefront of their fields; gain access to state-of-the-art facilities enabling you to develop as a scientist; and make decisions throughout your degree to tailor your experience with our flexible routes and opportunities.

Studying with us

If you’re unsure of the difference, here’s our guide to choosing between a BSc and an Integrated Masters.

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What is a flexible degree? It is a degree that gives you the flexibility to choose what you'd like to focus on as you expand your knowledge and interests.

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Field courses provide valuable opportunities to apply your knowledge and practical research skills outside of the lab, so we offer at least one field course option every year.

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Global Community

Watch our international students share their stories about why they chose to study with the Faculty of Biological Sciences...

Enhance your degree

Tailor your experience through an incredible range of opportunities. You can explore, grow and develop as part of your degree.

From day one you’ll be supported and encouraged to prepare for your career by our dedicated Faculty employability team.

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Our new module allows you to combine both a study abroad and work placement into one additional year of study.

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All our degree courses offer you the opportunity to undertake a placement year as part of your degree.

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