Biology is the study of life in all its forms, and covers everything from single-celled organisms to the complexity of the human body.
And, we offer plenty of variety when it comes to your studies, because whether you're interested in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry or molecular biology, we have modules that will help lead you to a future in the area that interests you most.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
Our learn-by-doing focus means you'll often put your academic knowledge to the test with practical sessions in our brand new laboratories - crucial skills for your future.
Plus, you’ll work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research.
- Study in our new up-to-date labs to gain the practical skills employers demand
- Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently
- Taught by academic staff, involved in research and passionate about their field
- Small class sizes, so we get to know you to guide and support you
- Flexible modules mean you can carve the course to suit your future career path
- You’ll explore current advances in human biology to keep up-to-date with scientific developments
- You’ll enhance your practical and research skills, vital workplace skills
- You’ll be within 30 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do
- Our course is designed to promote an awareness of the application of biological knowledge to human health and welfare, and provide a suitable foundation for students wishing to pursue undergraduate health professional programmes
We'll help broaden your skills and increase your confidence within the HE environment, which will lead to big success when it comes to employment opportunities.
Successful students can use their CertHE award as evidence of academic study to apply for a pre-registration programme such as Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Radiography.