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Biological Sciences degrees abroad

Biological science is a broad and flexible program where students study the science behind life. It encompasses several specialist disciplines, including biochemistry, genetics, ecology, and microbiology.

As a biological science student, you’ll put animals, plants, and microorganisms under the microscope. You’ll explore their lifecycles, habitats, and adaptations, as well as getting to grips with their molecular and cellular make-up. The laboratory techniques and research capabilities you’ll gain will be sure to attract the attention of future employers.

Studying overseas is a wonderful chance to break out of your comfort zone and discover more of what the world has to offer. Not only will you come face-to-face with native species and exotic landscapes, but you’ll also encounter new cultures and ways of life.

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Biological Sciences program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in biological science require at least three years of full-time study, but your course will last four years if you complete an industry placement. Sandwich years help you put what you’ve learned into practice and give you a competitive edge in the graduate job market.

If you plan to earn your bachelor’s degree in the US, you’ll also study over four years. Most US universities follow the liberal arts model of education, meaning you’ll take two years of general education classes before beginning your major in biological science.

Lots of biological science graduates continue their education on a postgraduate program. To be successful on these courses, you must narrow your focus and concentrate on a specialized branch of biology. Master’s degrees can take up to two years to finish, while doctorate degrees usually last between four and six years.

Your timetable will consist of theoretical lectures, seminars, and tutorials, as well as practical workshops and laboratories. Assessment methods depend on the elective modules you choose, but written and practical exams, presentations, essays, and research projects are common.

Because you’ll be studying such a far-reaching subject, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to personalize your degree to reflect your interests. However, you’ll first need to build a solid foundation in these core areas:

  • Animal biology
  • Plant sciences
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Fundamentals of biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Molecular cell biology
  • Genetics and evolution

Types of biological sciences degrees

Biological Sciences study abroad programs

Biological sciences undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in biological sciences

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    Biological Science: Environmental Biology - BSc (Hons) Ontario Tech University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,266 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,541 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Applied Life Sciences - BASc (Hons) Lakehead University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,543 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,300 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Interdisciplinary Arts and Science: Biological Sciences - BIntS University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,961 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,100 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Biological and Agricultural Technology Management - BAgr Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,202 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,202 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Biological and Life Sciences - BA Hampshire College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    57,158 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 57,158 USD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Biological and Life Sciences

Associate in biological sciences

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    BIological Science (Contra Costa College) - ASc Colleges of Contra Costa, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,840 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,840 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Biological Sciences - ASc College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
    Show program overview about Biological Sciences
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    Bioscience Non-Teaching - ASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Science: Biological, Environmental/Resources, Chemistry, Earth Sciences - ASc Bellevue College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,573 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,573 USD

    Start date
    July, September, January, April
    Show program overview about Science: Biological, Environmental/Resources, Chemistry, Earth Sciences (Track I)

Diploma in biological sciences

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    Bioscience (Joint with University of Prince Edward Island) - Dual BSc/Dip Holland College, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's/Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,926 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,297 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Bioscience Joint Degree

Pathway in biological sciences

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    Health, Medical and Life Sciences (International Foundation Year leading to Neuroscience MNeuro) - UGP Cardiff University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,536 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,500 GBP

    Start date
    November, January, September
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    Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences - FD Liverpool John Moores University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,062 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,500 GBP

    Start date
    October, November, January
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    International Year One: Biological Sciences - FD University of Leeds, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    29,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, November, January
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    Life Science, Biomedicine and Environment - FD University of York International Pathway College, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    27,567 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,130 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Life Sciences - UGP University of Aberdeen, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,107 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,550 GBP

    Start date
    September, November, January
    Show program overview about Life Sciences, Foundation program

Biological sciences graduate programs

Master's in biological sciences

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    Biological and Biomedical Engineering - MEng McGill University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,321 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,728 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Biological and Biomedical Engineering (M.Eng.)
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    Biological Science (STEM) - MSc California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,567 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,567 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Biological Science (STEM)
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    Biological Sciences - MA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,720 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,720 USD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Biological Sciences
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    Biological Sciences - MA California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Biological Sciences
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    Biological Sciences - MRes Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,685 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Biological Sciences

Doctorate in biological sciences

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    Biological Sciences - PhD Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,430 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,430 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about Biological Sciences
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    Biological Sciences - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,218 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May
    Show program overview about Biological Sciences
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    Biological Sciences - PhD University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,430 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,859 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Biological Sciences (PhD)

Diploma in biological sciences

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    Science and Technology: Biological Sciences - PGDip Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,289 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,870 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
    Show program overview about Science and Technology: Biological Sciences
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    Science: Biological Sciences - PGDipSc University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,474 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Science: Biological Sciences

Pathway in biological sciences

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    Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (Pre-Masters) - PGP Glasgow International College (at the University of Glasgow), UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    33,995 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,290 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Pre-Master’s

Future biological sciences careers

The expertise of biological science graduates is always in high demand across areas including healthcare, clinical research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and education.

You’ll have countless career opportunities at your fingertips, but here are some of the roles your analytical and problem-solving skills would be ideally suited to:

  • Clinical research associate
  • Microbiologist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Zoologist
  • Science journalist

If you’d like some extra support with navigating the professional world, most universities offer appointments at their employability office. The advisors provide free advice to help you find the career path that’s right for you.