Zoology MBiol, BSc | Faculty of Biological Sciences (2023)


As a zoology student at the University of Leeds, you will become an expert in all things animal, with a broad foundational knowledge and specialised and applied expertise. You will study everything from animal behaviour, learning how animals interact with their environment and each other, to how evolution shapes how animals persist in various ecosystems. In addition, you will learn how animals interact with global change, and by what method we recover and conserve the precious wildlife with which we cohabit this planet. With the modern world encountering a series of global challenges such as climate change, food security, invasive species and biodiversity conservation, knowledge and practical skills in this field are highly sought-after.

Not only will you develop knowledge in the area of zoology, but you’ll also strengthen your practical lab and experimental design skills, further enhancing them on our series of field courses. This specialist course will culminate with you completing your own full independent research project in your final year.

Our optional integrated Masters (MBiol) also offers you an additional year of specialist training, to study advanced research topics and undertake an extended project. You’ll study Masters-level topics, carry out extended research and have the chance to study savannah ecology and conservation in Kenya.

Course highlights

  • Zoology achieved 91% student satisfaction (NSS 2020).

  • Field course options including marine zoology in Pembrokeshire, Mediterranean ecology in Spain and African ecology in South Africa.

  • Conduct a research project or mini-research project during every year of your degree.

  • Extensive practical work with modules such as detecting invasive species where we use cutting-edge molecular techniques to identify cryptic species and ask fundamental questions in evolution and conservation.

  • Taught by world-class researchers in Social Insect Biology, Freshwater Ecology, Conservation Science, Marine Ecology and Animal Evolution.

  • Research-led advanced topic modules in your final year cover topics as diverse as human genetics, conservation science, evolution and animal behaviour.

Flexible degrees

Zoology is a specialist degree within the School of Biology which offers you flexibility throughout your time studying at Leeds.

Many of our School of Biology degree courses share the same set of compulsory modules in the first year. A key benefit of having a common first year is that at the end of year 1, there are opportunities to transfer onto degree courses in biology, ecology and conservation biology and genetics. Additional degree courses may be available depending on your academic background.


This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Advanced Degree Accreditation by the Society recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. The Advanced Accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from the programme meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining a substantial period of research experience.

This accreditation is applicable to the following course variants: BSc Zoology (Industrial); MBiol Zoology; MBiol Zoology (Industrial); MBiol Zoology (International).

Course content

Year 1

You will be introduced to the study of zoology through core modules on how zoological research can address global challenges such as food security, invasive species and biodiversity conservation, using approaches from genetics and whole-organism biology to ecology and fieldwork. You will study the basics of how life works.

You will learn to conduct and present your own research on animal-related topics.

Year 1 compulsory field course: coastal & uplands habitats in Millport, Scotland.

At the end of year 1, our flexible degree structure offers you the opportunity to transfer onto other suitable degree courses.

Year 2

Develop and strengthen your practical, experimental and analytical skills and begin to specialise in the core topics of zoology, including animal behaviour, development, evolution and physiology.

Year 2 compulsory field course: marine zoology in Pembrokeshire
Year 2 optional field courses: terrestrial ecology and behaviour in the Yorkshire Dales.

At the end of year 2, you will have the opportunity to complete an industrial work placement, study abroad, or combined study and work abroad. This will add an additional year of study to your degree.

Year 3

In your final year, you will carry out your own full independent research. Projects can be field, lab, literature- or computer-based and our best students have published their projects as scientific papers.

This will give you the chance to use the skills and knowledge you’ve gained so far to carry out a project focusing on a topic that interests you under the supervision of one of our field-leading experts. Diverse projects reflect the expertise of our staff, with study systems involving birds, whales, invasive species, parasites, crop pests and farm animals.

You’ll study topics at the cutting edge of zoological research, including the evolution of animal culture, behavioural ecology, conservation, animal science and bird behaviour.

Year 3 optional field course: South Africa field course

Integrated Masters (MBiol)

Our integrated masters MBiol programme shares the same year 1 and 2 studying with our BSc programme, providing a foundation knowledge and skills. MBiol offers and extended research project and Masters level modules in year 4, with research preparation modules in year 3.

Year 3 (MBiol)

In the MBiol year three, all content will be the same as for the BSc, except for your research project. Your research project will contain two components, first a literature review, and second a research proposal. Both components will link to the research project you will conduct in Year 4, and form the foundation for your independent research project. You will join the research group of your supervisor in year 3.

Year 4 (MBiol)

You will carry out your independent project by joining a lab/ research group at the cutting edge of research. This helps to develop the high-level research and professional skills that will serve you well in your future career. You’ll also choose Masters-level modules such as population dynamics, infectious diseases, and conservation genetics.

Year 4 field course option: African field course is based at Mpala Research Centre, Laikipia, Kenya. It will provide you with a first-hand appreciation of the ecology and conservation concerns of an African savannah community, both for the wildlife and the people who live in the area.

Part time study

This course is also available to study part-time over 6 years. If you choose this option you'll study alongside our full-time students and the course content will be the same, but delivered at 50% of the intensity. As these courses are delivered primarily for full-time students you may need to attend the University on several occasions each week. Times are likely to vary with each new semester and will depend on the scheduling of compulsory modules and your choice of optional and elective modules.

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Course structure

Details of typical modules/components for our courses will now be published after July 1st (instead of May 1st), due to current limitations as a result of covid-19. These details may change from time to time. Read more in ourTerms and conditions.

Discovery modules

Throughout your degree you will benefit from a range of opportunities to expandyour intellectual horizons outside or within your subject area.

This course gives you the opportunity to choose from a range of discovery modules. They’re a great way to tailor your study around your interests or career aspirations and help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Find out more about discovery modules on our Broadening webpages.

Learning and teaching

You’ll experience a wide range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, practicals and field research. Your first and second years will focus on these teaching methods, building your skills, understanding and knowledge in preparation for your final year research project, which will see you take on independent research and learning with the guidance of leading experts.

Across all years, additional workshop and seminar sessions will complement your lectures and lab practicals, and you will also undertake private study.

Residential field courses provide an opportunity to study animals in their natural environment, with small group teaching and projects in animal development, behaviour, ecology and conservation.

As a guide, a typical week in your first year includes nine to twelve hours of lectures, three to six hours of practical sessions in the laboratory, tutorials, workshop and seminar sessions, plus private study.

Independent study and research are also crucial to every year of the course. We have excellent library and computing facilities to support your learning, and the University Library offers training to help you make the most of them.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.


We use a variety of assessment methods to help you develop a broad range of skills. These include practical work, data handling and problem-solving exercises, multiple-choice tests, group work, online and face-to-face discussion groups, computer-based simulations, essays, posters and oral presentations.

Entry requirements, fees and applying

Entry requirements

A-level: AAB


MBiol: AAA

Including biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. If biology is the only science subject then an A grade is required. Critical thinking and general studies excluded.

We accept the following:

  • Science: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics.

  • Science-related: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, statistics.

Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.

When an applicant is taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or the Cambridge International Project Qualification (Cambridge IPQ) this can be considered alongside A-levels and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A-levels, this would be ABB at A-level and grade A in the EPQ (BSc applicants) or AAB and grade A in the EPQ (MBiol applicants).

GCSE: Grade 6 (B) or above at GCSE maths and Grade 4 (C) or above at GCSE English.

The Faculty of Biological Sciences will accept Level 2 Functional Skills English in lieu of GCSE English.

  • Access to HE Diploma

    Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, graded at D39M6P0 including distinctions in biology and mathematics or chemistry.

    Accept Access courses in Applied Science and Science. Will also consider (depending on subject content):

    • biochemical sciences

    • biological and environmental science

    • biological and health science

    • biological sciences

    • biosciences

    • combined sciences

    • environmental science

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    • life and biological science

    • life science

    • medical and health science professions

    • natural sciences

    • physical & natural sciences.

    MBiol: We do not accept Access to HE.

  • BTEC

    Applicants with BTEC qualifications (Diploma or Extended Diploma) are required to have A2 level biology (maths, chemistry and physics may be acceptable alternatives depending on the BTEC subject). Distinctions in the BTEC subject and an A or B grade (BTEC subject dependent) for the A-level subject are required.

    Applicants with BTEC Subsidiary Diploma qualifications must have at least 2 A2 levels and at least one of these must be in biology.

    MBiol: We do not accept BTEC qualification.

  • Cambridge Pre-U

    D3/D3/M1 including biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. If biology is the only science subject then a D3 grade will be required. Global Perspectives excluded.

    D3/D3/D3 including biology and preferably another science subject. Global Perspectives excluded.

    When an applicant is taking Global Perspectives this can be considered alongside Pre-U subjects and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. This would be D3/M1/M1 and grade D3 in Global Perspectives (BSc applicants) or D3/D3/M1 and grade D3 in Global Perspectives (MBiol applicants).

  • International Baccalaureate

    BSc: 34 (with 17 at higher level) including 6 in higher level biology and preferably another science or science-related subject at higher level.

    MBiol: 35 (with 18 at higher level) including 6 in higher level biology and preferably another science or science-related subject at higher level.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate (higher Level)

    BSc: H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3 including H2 in biology and preferably another science or science-related subject at higher level.

    MBiol: H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2 including biology and preferably another science or science-related subject at higher level

  • Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers

    Advanced Higher: 5 x Highers AABBB, with AB in 2 Advanced Highers including biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. General studies and critical thinking excluded. If biology is the only science subject then an A grade is required.

    Advanced Higher: 5 x Highers AABBB, with AA in 2 Advanced Highers including biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. General studies and critical thinking excluded.

    • Science subjects include: biology, human biology, chemistry, maths and physics.

    • Science- related subjects include: computing, environmental science, geography, geology, P.E, psychology, science in society, statistics, food science and use of maths.

    Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.

Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the School’s Undergraduate Admissions Team.

Alternative entry

We’re committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.

Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.

Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.

Typical Access to Leeds offer

BSc – A level: BBB

MBiol – A Level: ABB

Specific A Level subjects required – see entry requirement section above.

GCSE: Grade 6 (B) or above at GCSE Maths and Grade 4 (C) or above at GCSE English.

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Access to Leeds: Pass

International Foundation Year

International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses. Find out more about International Foundation Year programmes.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component. . For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

How to apply

International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UKstudents. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Admissions guidance

Visit our admissions guidance page for more information about applying to undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Application process

The Faculty of Biological Sciences may consider applications submitted after this date. Availability of courses in UCAS Extra will be detailed by UCAS at the appropriate stage in the cycle.

Alternative Entry Scheme for mature applicants

As per the information detailed in the corresponding section of the University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy the Faculty of Biological Sciences will consider prospective students via the Alternative Entry Scheme run by the Lifelong Learning where appropriate applicants will be referred to the Lifelong Learning Centre, who will advise the applicant further.


Interview methods may vary depending on the circumstances and/or geographical location of the applicant. For example, interviews may take place on a one to one basis or via Skype, video conferencing or telephone. Where possible the Faculty of Biological Sciences will accommodate requests for alternative interview dates, however an alternative cannot be guaranteed.


UK: See fees section below

International: £25,250 (per year)

Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2023/24 and 2024/25
Tuition fees for UK full-time undergraduate students are set by the UK Government and will remain capped at £9,250 for 2023/24 and 2024/25. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation only as a consequence of future changes in Government legislation and as permitted by law.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for international students for 2023/24 are available on individual course pages.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students starting in 2024/25
Tuition fees for international students for 2024/25 will be available on individual course pages from September 2023.

Tuition fees for a study abroad or work placement year
If you take a study abroad or work placement year, you’ll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.

Read more about paying fees and charges.

Part-time fees
Fees for part-time courses are normallycalculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.

Financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.Find out more in ourUndergraduate funding overview.

The Faculty of Biological Sciences offer a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students. Find out more about our scholarships

Career opportunities

As well as providing you with subject-specific knowledge, we aim to equip you with the best possible skills for a variety of future careers. All of our degrees have a strong emphasis on practical based teaching, small group teaching, online learning and problem solving.

Throughout the degree, you’ll gain a wide range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. Supported by the faculty student opportunity team, Leeds for Life scheme and your academic and personal tutor, you’ll be ideally placed to focus on your personal development and make the most of your time at university.

Your zoology degree will prepare you for a wide range of roles in many sectors such as conservation, environmental, agricultural and pharma. These may be lab or office based or out in the field. The skills and knowledge you develop will be relevant to zoology-related careers as well as broader opportunities after graduation.

Typical graduate careers include:

  • Academic Researcher

  • Ecologist

  • Environmental Consultant

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  • Science Writer

  • Zookeeper

  • Nature Conservation Officer

Examples of recent graduate destinations include:

  • MSc Primate Behaviour and Conservation

  • MSc Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology

  • Herpetological Husbandry intern

  • Data Analyst

  • Zookeeper

  • Voluntary Reserves Officer

Careers support

We have a dedicated student opportunity team in the Faculty of Biological Sciences who work closely with the University’s Careers Centre.

We offer a host of additional opportunities beyond core course content, including volunteering and placements. These include our annual student-alumni networking event, where graduates are invited back to talk about their work and network with our students, and our STEM Careers Fair, which gives you the chance to meet bioscience employers, such as AstraZeneca, Labcorp, GSK, Nuffield NHS Ecological consultancies, speak to alumni, attend workshops and get masses of information.

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.

Study abroad and work placements

Study abroad

On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. We have over 300 University partnersworldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.

Find out more at the Study Abroad website.

If you choose to undertake a study abroad option, you will spend the third year of your course studying abroad. This will extend your studies by 12 months.

Work placements

Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to take a placement year module with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK, or overseas.

Find out more about work experience on the Careers website.

Industrial placements are taken after your second year. This will extend your studies by 12 months. For your work placement in industry, the staff at Leeds will help you with your CV and recruitment process and provide details of organisations.

Placements abroad are possible. We work together with your industrial supervisors to make sure you get the most out of this year. A year working in industry gives you an excellent opportunity to get used to the demands of the world of work, to develop new skills and to augment your CV.

Combined study and working abroad

Our new module allows you to combine both a study abroad and industrial work placement into one additional year of study. Over the year you will study for a semester at one of our partner universities and complete an industrial work placement for 6 months abroad or in the UK.

Find out more about Combined study and work abroad.

Field courses

One of the most exciting aspects of our degrees is the range of opportunities for fieldwork on offer. Field courses offer valuable opportunities to apply your knowledge and practical research skills outside of the lab, so we offer at least the option of a field course in every year.

Compulsory module: A week’s in-depth study of animals and plants in their natural habitats. Students are allocated to a group and each group has its specialist topic. For example, you may explore diurnal rhythms in insects, rocky shore diversity, seaweed ecology or how parasitic disease affects animal distribution. We have a chance to observe birdlife, seals and even whales (and the ice cream shop!).

Year 2: Marine Zoology Field Course, Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire

Compulsory module: The beautiful Pembrokeshire coast offers us unparalleled biodiversity on sandy shores, rocky shores and mudflats. A key feature is that we use a range of disciplines. We explore the developmental biology of marine animals, their evolution and adaptations to the challenges of marine life, their behavioural interactions and community ecology. Students also design group projects: examples include in vitro fertilisation in limpets, sea squirt development, vigilance behaviour in shorebirds, antipredator jumping in shrimps and aggression in crabs.

Year 2: Terrestrial Ecology and Behaviour, Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales

Optional module: Based at Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales, an internationally important reserve in a spectacular limestone landscape with a wide variety of terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Projects may include territoriality and habitat preferences of woodland birds, the ecology of carnivorous plants, cave spiders and limestone pavement ecology. Plus there’s our infamous treasure hunt and pub quiz.

Year 3: South Africa Field Course

Optional module: Based at the Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The area is rich in plants, birds and mammals (including the ‘big five’ – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). Group projects designed by the students centre on the theme of a ‘landscape of fear’, and there are also guest lectures by local experts, a bird diary to complete, night drives in safari vehicles and a boat trip to watch birds and sometimes even whales.

Year 4: (MBiol) African Field Course

Our MBiol also offers you the chance to go to Kenya in your final year to conduct research at the Mpala Research Centre with a focus on ecological, conservation and wildlife management challenges in a semi-arid savannah environment. The course will be based primarily around small-group projects that are of ecological or conservation relevance to the region. This will reinforce and broaden your knowledge and understanding of the area and build upon aspects of the ecological training received at Leeds.

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Course terms and conditions


What is the difference between BSc and MBiol? ›

While the MBiol degree follows the same structure as the BSc Biology degree, with students studying modules that include Medical Biochemistry and Cancer Biology and Therapeutics, and modules led by staff of the specialist research and education organisation Natural Resources Institute, such as Insect Biology, MBiol ...

What is a MBiol BSc? ›

This integrated Masters (MBiol) gives you an additional year of specialist training, to study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project.

Is an MBiol a masters degree? ›

Course details. The MBiol in Biology is a five-year Integrated Masters course run by the School of Biology.

Does biological sciences include zoology? ›

Biological Sciences explores the study of living organisms, covering everything from the interactions of animals in their environment to how genes are expressed. We offer 12 different biological sciences subject areas, including zoology.

What is the difference between BSc biology and BSc zoology? ›

B.Sc. Biology is a full-time undergraduate programme that comprises the study of both plant and animal physiology and anatomy, biotechnology, biochemistry, Ecology, among others. B.Sc. Zoology is a full-time undergraduate programme that includes study only about animal physiology and anatomy, evolution, among others.

Is a BSc better than a Masters? ›

Is It Better To Get a Bachelor's Degree or a Master's Degree? Both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree can offer rewarding learning and career opportunities. However, you may consider it advantageous to earn a master's degree if it aligns with your personal goals and is required in your career field.

Is University of York good for biology? ›

Biological Sciences is ranked in the top 10 overall in the UK according to the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results.

What is the difference between BSc and Bachelor of Science? ›

What is the difference between the two? Both are graduate degrees in science and stand for Bachelor in Science. While the BSc is a three-year degree, BS is a four-year course and has more focus on research. Usually, BS is offered in a combined course of BS-MS.

What is the difference between BSc and BSc degree? ›

A Bachelor of Science (BSc) is a regular degree while a Bachelor of Science (Hons) is an honors degree. Is there a distinction between a BSc and a BSc Hons degree? B.Sc Hons is a considerably more focused degree than B.Sc in General, and academically, B.Sc (Hons) is a more traditional degree than B.Sc in General.

What is a Masters degree in medicine called? ›

Master of Medicine (MMed) is a postgraduate professional clinical degree awarded by medical schools to physicians following a period of instruction, supervised clinical rotations, and examination.

Is a medical degree a masters? ›

The program in medicine lasts for 6 years, including a one-year clinical internship, and students are awarded Doctor of Medicine (MD) upon graduation. The degree is academically equivalent to a master's degree.

What can you do with a BSc in biological sciences? ›

Jobs for biological sciences majors
  • Academic and hospital research.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Dentistry.
  • Ecology.
  • Environmental science.
  • Food industries.
  • Forensic science.
  • Government agencies (FBI, FDA, DNR, NASA, USDA)

What is the difference between biological sciences and zoology? ›

What is the difference between Biology and Zoology? The difference between Biology and Zoology is that Biology deals with the study of life and living organisms, whereas Zoology deals exclusively with the study of animals. Biology is the study of life and living organisms, whereas zoology is the study of animals.

Can a biology degree lead to zoology? ›

Zoologists and wildlife biologists typically need a bachelor's degree to enter the occupation. Students may pursue a degree in zoology, wildlife biology, or a related field, such as natural resources. Some students major in biology and take coursework in zoology and wildlife biology.

What is the highest salary after BSc zoology? ›

Here are the most lucrative and high-paying jobs after BSc Zoology:
  • Marine Biologist.
  • Lecturer/Professor.
  • Conservation Officer.
  • Animal Behaviorist.
  • Zoo Officer.
  • Ecologist.
  • Toxicologist.
  • Animal Nutritionist.

Is a BA or BS better for zoology? ›

The B.S. requires more courses in physical sciences and mathematics than does the B.A., and is appropriate for students planning careers as practicing zoologists in one of the emphasized fields, particularly those who wish to pursue graduate studies.

Is 4 year BSc equivalent to Masters? ›

Yes, both these degrees are awarded after completion of minimum 30 credit hours. The level of these degrees is same.

What is the salary difference between a bachelors and masters degree? ›

The earnings increase from the bachelor's level to the master's level is approximately 20%. Specifically, the median income for master's degree holders is $77,844 per year, and the unemployment rate is 2%.

Which is harder to get Masters or bachelors? ›

Yes. Master's degrees are a bit harder than most undergraduate studies. However, a postgraduate course of study is the best way to improve your academic career and personal life.

Which Ivy League is best for biology? ›

Dartmouth is the most science-oriented school out of all of the Ivy League schools, known for the Natural Sciences: biology, chemistry, and biology.

Where is the best biology College? ›

Here are the best global universities for biology and biochemistry
  • Stanford University.
  • University of California Berkeley.
  • University of California San Francisco.
  • University of Cambridge.
  • University of California San Diego.
  • University of Washington Seattle.
  • University of Oxford.
  • Johns Hopkins University.

What major is York College known for? ›

The most popular majors at York College--CUNY include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Social Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; Biological and ...

Which bachelors degree pays the most? ›

Applied Economics and Management

An economics degree ranks as one of the highest-paying bachelor's degrees. During an economics program, undergraduates study microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. In applied economics courses, participants learn how to analyze financial information and create projections.

Is a BSc higher than a BA? ›

Both degrees carry the same qualification, they will both earn you an accredited degree. It truly depends on the course you wish to study, however, both BA and BSc Degrees are equally and globally valued.

Do you put BSc after your name? ›

The degree class is not part of the post-nominal letters in any case. Put it on your CV, on your business card, but not your signature. I would stick to just BSc.

Should I write BS or Bachelor of Science? ›

Use an apostrophe (possessive) with bachelor's degree and master's degree, but not in Bachelor of Arts or Master of Science.
Academic Degrees.
BSBachelor of Science
BSBABachelor of Science in Business Administration
BSCEBachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
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What is a BSc equivalent to? ›

You know you're looking at a Bachelor's degree when you see titles such as Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons), Bachelor of Science – BSc (Hons), Bachelor of Engineering – BEng (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws – LLB (Hons).

What does BSc stand for in college? ›

A bachelor's degree is a course of academic study leading to a qualification such as a bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of science (BSc), or bachelor of medicine (MB).

What are the 2 most common master's degrees called? ›

The most common academic master's degrees are the Master of Arts (MA or AM) and Master of Science (MS or SM). However, there are many different master's degree titles, especially in the professional fields.

What is the most popular master's degree? ›

Business administration

A Master of Business Administration degree, or MBA , is the most popular graduate degree available.

What degrees are higher than Masters? ›

After earning a master's degree, the next step is a PhD, which entails both working and performing research at an institution. A PhD is an abbreviation for “Doctor of Philosophy.” It is the highest academic degree one can achieve.

Is a doctors degree higher than a Masters? ›

The focus of master's degrees and doctorate degrees is different. A master's degree is designed to deepen career-oriented knowledge and skills. A doctorate degree is a heavily research-based degree, designed to develop critical research,analytical and writing skills in an effort to fill industry knowledge gaps.

What is the highest medical degree? ›

A Doctor of Medicine (MD) is the highest degree for physicians and surgeons. Depending on the country, it can be either a professional doctorate (like in the case of the US or Canada), or a research degree (like in the UK or Germany).

Which degree is best in medical field? ›

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery:- Also known as MBBS, this course is often considered to be the most prestigious ones in the medical field. One needs to crack the NEET UG entrance exam with good marks to get into this course.

How do you address someone with a master's degree? ›

However, as others have said it is now customary to address someone with a master's or bachelor's degree with a post-nominal suffix rather than as a "master" or a "bachelor".

Is grad school harder than med school? ›

Getting into medical school is generally considered to be harder than getting into grad school or a graduate program in other fields. This is particularly true of prestigious medical schools. This is because medical school is highly specialized, with a rigorous curriculum and demanding admissions criteria.

Does a master's degree make you a professor? ›

Hopeful professors must continue their education with a graduate degree. Generally, those who want to work as professors at community colleges are required to earn a master's degree, while those who want to teach at four-year colleges and universities should earn a doctorate.

Is biological science a hard major? ›

Biology is a challenging field, and the rigors of a biology degree might prove too much for individuals who only feel lukewarm about the subject. However, for those who begin their studies with a plan for how they want to use their education, it can be one of the most rewarding degrees available.

What is the difference between BSC biomedical science and biological science? ›

Biological Science examines life in all forms, with a focus on the cellular level. Biomedical Science examines the function of the human body. It does so in both healthy and diseased scenarios, from the molecular level to full body systems.

What is the highest paid biologist? ›

High Paying Biology Jobs
  • Biostatistician. Salary range: $91,000-$159,000 per year. ...
  • Computational Biologist. Salary range: $100,000-$126,500 per year. ...
  • Wildlife Biologist. Salary range: $78,000-$108,500 per year. ...
  • Statistical Geneticist. ...
  • Molecular Biologist. ...
  • Clinical Microbiologist. ...
  • Biotechnologist. ...
  • Public Health Microbiologist.

What branch of science is a zoologist? ›

Zoology (/zoʊˈɒlədʒi/) is the branch of biology that studies the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct, and how they interact with their ecosystems.

Is biological science the same as medicine? ›

The Faculty of Biology offers a wider scope of knowledge than Med School. Zoology, ecology, botany, biotechnology, and microbiology are some of the many areas of biological science education. While at the Faculty of Medicine, it covers a small part of the biological sciences.

Is biological science a career? ›

The biological sciences examine living organisms, from the cellular level to complex ecosystems. And within the biological sciences, you can pursue various career paths. Popular biological sciences careers include biological technician, microbiologist, biology teacher, and research scientist.

Is zoology a high paying major? ›

The national average salary for a zoology major in the U.S. is $41,516 annually or $19.96 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $77,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000 per year.

What is the highest degree in zoology? ›

A B.A. degree in zoology may require more general electives. At the graduate level, you can pursue a Master of Science (M.S.) in Zoology or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)

How many years of college do you need to be a zoologist? ›

It takes 4-years to earn a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Conservation or Animal Health and Behavior, for example, which is the basic level of zoologist education needed to enter the field.

What is MBiol Oxford? ›

Overview. If you want a career as a professional scientist our MBiol (Biological Sciences) course is for you. You will develop in-depth understanding of a specific area of biology, including; Environmental Biology and Conservation. Evolution.

What is the difference between BSc medical? ›

Bsc in medical Science teaches you some part of zoology, proteins, drugs and medicines. If you want to learn about proper medical science and it's knowledge, MBBS is the only course and probably the best one available since only MBBS students are allowed to TREAT PATIENTS.

What is the difference between a BSc and a major? ›

A major usually requires about 36 credits depending on the requirements of each university. A college degree such as a bachelor's degree is usually 120 credits, which includes the 36 credits of your major along with additional courses to provide you with a broad, interdisciplinary education.

What does BSc stand for in college classes? ›

A Bachelor of Science is a first degree from a college or university in a science subject.

Does Oxford do a zoology degree? ›

Our BSc Biological Sciences (Zoology) is a degree that explores the biology of animals. You'll study topics such as: evolution. genetics.

What can you do with a biology degree from Oxford? ›

While more than 40% of Oxford biology graduates go on to further study such as a research doctorate or postgraduate course in an applied field, over 40% embark on a professional career after graduating in areas as diverse as education, research, not for profit, health, environmental work, media, marketing, and ...

What rank is Oxford graduate college? ›

University of Oxford is ranked #5 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

What does BSc mean for a doctor? ›

Doctors may extend their academic studies with other qualifications: BSc - Bachelor of Science a basic science degree MD and PhD (Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy) are higher degrees in Medicine and Science awarded for Research work carried out over a minimum of three years.

Which BSc is best in medical field? ›

BSc Biology is the most sought-after Bachelor of Science course which runs for 3-4 years. From Biodiversity and Medical Diagnostics to Systems Physiology and Public Health, the course imparts extensive knowledge of the field through both theory classes and practical labs.

Which BSc is best for medicine? ›

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Medical Sciences)


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