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Our three Biological Sciences courses are:

For students on the three-year BSc course, there is the option of a placement year. Students who spend a year in the industry are allocated a placement supervisor and are visited by their academic supervisor while they are away from Durham. Students who go on a placement change their registration to a "with placement" degree during level 2. There is no placement option for those taking the four-year MBiol Biosciences course.  The decision to opt for a placement year is made during your second year of study.

Natural Sciences

Modules from the Department of Biosciences can be taken as part of a bespoke Natural Sciences degree (BSc or MSci) to fit with student interests. The Department of Biosciences contributes to Joint Honours degrees as part of the Natural Sciences programme.

  • Biology and Anthropology (BSc)
  • Biology and Chemistry (BScand MSci)
  • Biology and Earth Sciences (BSc)
  • Biology and Geography (BSc)
  • Biology and Mathematics (BSc)
  • Biology and Physics (BSc and MSci)
  • Biology and Psychology (BSc)