Benefit from Loughborough University’s scientific expertise, on courses designed to develop your understanding of the scientific processes underlying human life and health.

Top 10 in the UK for Biosciences The Guardian University Guide 2021
£17m You'll have access to our £17M STEMLab facility
Top 20 in the UK for overall satisfaction in Biology NSS 2020

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 multidisciplinary expertise in areas such as regenerative medicine, global health, nutrition, and physical activity.

By studying biosciences at Loughborough, you will benefit from 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 essential skills and boost employability.

We also offer international placements - an opportunity to undertake studies related to your programme for a year at a leading university in countries such as Australia or Singapore.

*Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) and Human Biology BSc (Hons) only


STEMLab is a £17 million investment in new 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 specialist anatomy and physiology laboratories and computer laboratories. Many students work in more specialist research laboratories for the final year project or MSci. 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.