Life Sciences study in the UK

Life Sciences in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Life Sciences.

UK Life Sciences Courses

Introduction to Life Sciences

Life sciences covers a very wide range of subjects, with biology chief among them. This category also includes zoology, botany, bio-engineering and neuroscience. Many universities offer a more general life sciences degree which allows for specialisation later in the course rather than separate degrees for each topic, as they often have considerable overlap.

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The breadth of the subject also means that it is applicable to many different fields. Life science graduates and research can be found in medicine, agriculture, food, law and psychology. Life science graduates have the ability to work in many different environments, in a team or alone, and are skilled in problem solving and analytical thinking.

Careers in Life Sciences

  • Research scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Laboratory technician
  • Clinical scientist

What are the entry requirements for Life Sciences?

As with many science degrees, entry can be very competitive, with some offers reaching A*A*A equivalent, and averaging AAB overall. Science subjects, such as chemistry, biology and physics, are essential, and maths is often strongly recommended. For international students wishing to study Fashion at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.0 score generally required at most universities.

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Where can I study Life Sciences in the UK?

To learn more about the best Life Sciences courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Life Sciences universities below:

  1. The University of Cambridge
  2. The University of Oxford
  3. Imperial College London
  4. University College London
  5. University of Durham
  6. The University of York
  7. University of Edinburgh
  8. University of Surrey
  9. The University of Bath
  10. University of Sussex

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