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Biology degrees abroad

Biology is a diverse subject that covers a wide range of areas concerned with living organisms. A biology degree can cover environmental issues, cellular studies, genome sequencing, disease, and many more topics. You can study biology abroad, or you could choose to study a specialized area of the subject like microbiology, human biology or cellular biology.

If you’re interested in the diversity of life in the natural world and how our bodies work, biology could be the perfect subject for you. As a biology graduate you’ll be well placed to pursue a career that could see you help fight disease or improve our health and well-being.

Studying biology abroad comes with a range of advantages that could improve your learning experience and help you in your future career. It can give you access to some of the most highly ranked programs, cutting-edge facilities and expose you to new environments you wouldn’t find at home.

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Biology program structure

As biology is such a huge topic that covers many areas, the content and structure of each program is likely to be different at each university. Many programs will focus on the core areas of the subject in the first year or two of the program, and then allow you to follow a specialized path.

You will get the option to choose from a range of optional or elective modules on most biology programs. This allows you to tailor your program to suit your interests and career aspirations and means you could focus on human biology, marine biology, ecology, biodiversity, or many other areas.

Biology degrees are usually taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions. Many programs will include field trips which let you get your hands dirty and learn practical skills. You will be assessed through essays, written examples and practical assessments.

At undergraduate level you will study biology as a BSc over three or four years, depending on where you’re studying. Some universities offer an MBiol (Master of Biology), that you can study at undergraduate level over five years and combines a bachelor’s and master’s program.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you can study a master’s in biology (MSc) over one or two years. If you want to gain a PhD in biology, most doctorate programs can take up to five years to complete.

Here’s some of the modules you can expect to study on a biology degree program:

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Human biology
  • Ecology and environmental science
  • Diversity of life
  • Laboratory skills for biology
  • Anatomy
  • Animal physiology
  • Biotechnology

Types of biology degrees

Biology study abroad programs

Biology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in biology

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    Computing Science/Biology - BSc University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,952 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 FJD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about A Double Major in Computing Science / Biology
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    Childhood Education: Biology - BSc St. Francis College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,461 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,461 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Biology - BA Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,562 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,562 USD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Biology
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    Biology (West Valley Campus) - BS Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,760 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,760 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Biology
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    Applied Biology (Prescott Campus) - BSc Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    43,974 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,974 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May, June
    Show program overview about Applied Biology (Prescott Campus)

Associate in biology

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    Biology - AS-T Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
    Show program overview about Biology
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    Biology - ASc Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,655 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Biology
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    Biology - ASc Indiana Wesleyan University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,168 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,168 USD

    Start date
    May, September, January
    Show program overview about Biology
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    Biology - ASc College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Biology
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    Biology - ASc Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Biology

Diploma in biology

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    Biology - UGDip Langara College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,355 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,457 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Biology

Biology graduate programs

Master's in biology

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    Biology - MSc Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,030 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,016 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Biology
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    Biology - MSc Acadia University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,622 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,174 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Biology
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    Biology - MSc American University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,596 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,596 USD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Biology
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    Biology - MSc St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,452 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,522 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Biology
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    Biology - MSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,640 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,640 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Biology

Doctorate in biology

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    Curriculum and Instruction: Biology - EdS/MEd Florida Atlantic University, USA
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    Program type
    Doctorate/Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,456 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,456 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show program overview about Curriculum and Instruction: Biology
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    Biology - PhD Clark University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,952 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,952 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Ph.D. in Biology

Certificate in biology

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    Secondary Education Science: Biology (Avery Hill Campus) - PGCert University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,445 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,150 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Secondary Education Science with Biology, PGCE

Future biology careers

There’s a wide range of careers you can pursue with a degree in biology, but exactly what you can do may depend on the level of degree you obtain. For example, certain roles in medicine would require additional qualifications, but a bachelor’s in biology will give you plenty of transferable skills that open up a number of career paths, including:

  • Research scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Forensic scientist

A bachelor’s degree in biology can be a good foundation for a number of medical careers. For example, in the US you could go on to study medicine or dentistry after completing a biology degree.

Understanding what career you’d like after graduation can help you work out which program and country of study is right for you. Make sure the program you choose covers the areas you’d need to study to start the career you want.