Benefit from Loughborough University’s scientific expertise on biosciences degrees that have been designed to develop your understanding of the scientific processes underlying human life and health.

Top 15 in the UK for Biological Sciences The Times & Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2024
£17m You'll have access to our £17M STEMLab facility
Top 5 in the UK for overall satisfaction in 'others in biosciences' NSS 2022

Biosciences at Loughborough

Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, our courses draw on the University’s established reputation in individual sciences, as well as our expertise in areas including regenerative medicine, global health, nutrition, and physical activity.

By studying biosciences at Loughborough, you will gain a strong understanding of the fundamentals of your subject, before having the opportunity to specialise in the areas that interest you most through a range of optional modules. You will also undertake a final project of your own choosing.

You will have access to our state-of-the-art STEMLab facilities, including a purpose-built and designed biology laboratory, alongside other high-quality teaching and learning environments. You will also benefit from the research insights of our internationally renowned academic staff.

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 your essential skills and boost employability. We also offer international placements, giving you the opportunity to undertake studies related to your programme for a year at a leading university abroad.


STEMLab is a £17 million investment in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and part of a wider £25 million investment in our campus, which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub.

It includes specialist biosciences facilities, allowing students crucial opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples in a safe and modern environment.

Students also use our specialist anatomy and physiology laboratories and computer laboratories. Many students also work in specialist research laboratories for their final year project. Student project work may benefit from facilities, samples or data generated by some of the major research projects that our staff conduct.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for biosciences graduates exist within scientific and medical research, clinical scientist roles, industrial research and development, analytical laboratory work, scientific or clinical marketing, sales, or writing, as well as in specific subject areas depending on the course and topics studied.

Beyond science-specific careers our degree courses will serve as exceptional preparation for a wide variety of careers in the private or public sector. Examples include in industry, commerce, finance, or management or alternatively within service delivery, organisation, and administration.