Undergraduate study




An exciting new suite of courses that build on Loughborough University’s existing scientific expertise supported by a major investment in new facilities and staff.

Why choose Biosciences at Loughborough?

Designed to develop an understanding of the scientific processes required to address some of the most important issues of our times, these new courses draw on the University’s established reputation in individual sciences, as well as multidisciplinary expertise in such areas as regenerative medicine, health, nutrition and physical activity.

By studying Biosciences at Loughborough you will benefit from our brand new state-of-the-art STEMLab facilities, including a purpose-built and designed biological laboratory, alongside other high quality teaching and learning environments. You will also benefit from the teaching and research insights of our internationally renowned academic staff.

I chose Loughborough because it is renowned for its involvement in research and I wanted to be a part of that.

BSc Human Biology

Professional placement year 

Our long-standing connections with a range of organisations from pharmaceutical companies to the health sector provide opportunities for year-long professional placements that can help develop essential skills and boost employability.

We encourage and support any student wishing to undertake a placement or study abroad opportunity.

Career prospects

These are brand new courses for 2018. Career opportunities for biosciences graduates exist within scientific and medical research, industrial research and development, analytical laboratory work, scientific or clinical writing, as well as in specific subject areas depending on the programme and topics studied.

Beyond scientific-specific careers our degree programmes associated with the biological sciences will serve as exceptional preparation for a wide variety of careers in the private or public sector. For example, in industry, commerce, finance or management or alternatively in service delivery, organisation and administration.


The Department is well-equipped to enable the practical examination of the underlying physics of many everyday phenomena – for example, the study of optics and the behaviour of light, electromagnetism, thermodynamics and mechanics. In addition to our laboratories, the department also boasts its own radio telescope and an observatory with a 16 inch GPS equatorial mounted Meade optical telescope, 8 inch GPS mobile optical telescope, Coronado solar telescope and an Elliot Instruments spectrometer.

Brand new STEMLab

Take a virtual tour of STEMLab, our brand new state-of-the-art laboratory facility. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, the home of our Engineering Schools.