Biology at Hull is all about ‘hands-on’ learning, with options including genetics, cell biology, physiology, evolution, conservation and environmental change.
You can also take modules from other subject areas, including human biology, biochemistry, geography and environmental science – allowing you to build a course to suit your interests and ambitions. We offer a practical Biology with Education module to final-year students, many of whom go on to postgraduate teacher training. Our research informs our teaching. This course could also see you investigating topics such as the evolution of sex, the genomics of crop pests, or genetic adaptation to environmental stress.
We pride ourselves on our unique blend of laboratory and field-based practical teaching, as we recognise the need to work across disciplinary boundaries to solve global issues. Guided by our award-winning experts, you’ll gain industry-standard lab skills in cutting-edge techniques like genetic analysis, microscopy, DNA sequencing and DNA programming. The field, analytic and lab skills you’ll learn here are much in demand, and you’ll get the chance to engage with employers in a range of local organisations and businesses.
Excellent teaching is highly valued here. We currently have three winners of the Royal Society of Biology’s Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award. We are a small, friendly supportive group, which means you will get to know your personal support tutor well over the course of your time at Hull. Our facilities include new genomics laboratories and supercomputer facilities, a 33,000-litre tropical aquarium, helping us research the relationship between genes and behaviour, and flexible teaching labs supported by technicians dedicated to developing your suite of skills. Fieldwork opportunities are exceptional, with recent overseas trips to Mallorca, Brazil and Malaysia.