Our subjects
Biology and biological science degrees

What is biology and biological science?

Biology is the study of life and living organisms, divided into specialised fields that cover their:

  • morphology
  • physiology
  • anatomy
  • behaviour
  • origin
  • distribution

Why study biology and biological science?

Biology allows us to better understand our bodies, our resources and potential threats in the environment.

Biology can be useful in many different careers including jobs within environmental sciences, medicine and nursing, science and research.

This is a very broad, flexible and diverse field. Biology also requires a good understanding of the other sciences.

Complete University Guide logo - Top 10 for Biological Sciences

Why study biology and biological science at Strathclyde?

Studying biology and biological science at the University of Strathclyde, you'll be learning at an award-winning academic institution. A 5-star QS-rated university, we were named Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to win the award twice.

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) is ranked 7th in the UK for Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2020 League Tables).

SIBPS is a place of cutting edge research with our academics working on areas such as drugs for the treatment of heart disease and cancer, to discovering new antibiotics.

Our undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, which enables graduates to apply for jobs in hospital labs and join training programmes for professional registration.

Our teaching

A strong research base underpins our teaching and the many links with industry, the NHS and international partners ensure that you have the opportunity to gain work or research experience at home and abroad.