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Study cellular biology abroad

An in-depth guide to studying cellular biology as an international student.

Cellular biology degrees abroad

Cellular biology is a branch of biological science that examines the structure and function of cells in animals, plants, and microbes.

As well as learning about the lifecycle of individual cells and the crucial processes they perform, you’ll see how they work together to form tissues and embryos. You’ll understand the roles of cells in ill-health, and look into groundbreaking research that aims to fight diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.

Studying cellular biology abroad will put you at the forefront of international research and discussion in the field. You’ll meet world-leading professors, learn in cutting-edge facilities, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Cellular biology program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in cellular biology require at least three years of full-time study. Most programs allow you to take a placement year, but this will increase your total course length to four years. Completing a placement is a worthwhile experience where you’ll build your professional skills and connections.

If you choose to study as an undergraduate in the US, your degree will take four years to finish. Before focusing on your cellular biology major, you’ll need to complete two years of liberal arts classes.

If you’re hoping to begin a career in academic research or the biosciences industry, you’ll likely need a postgraduate qualification. Master’s degrees are generally taken over one or two years, depending on where you study and whether you’re a part or full-time student. It will take around another five years to earn a PhD.

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratories, and fieldwork trips are the most common teaching methods on cellular biology courses. You’ll mainly be assessed through written and practical exams, but lab reports and research projects are common too.

Every university offers a different mixture of elective modules for students to choose from. However, most institutions deliver core units in the following fundamentals:

  • Cellular and cellular biology
  • Cell structure and function
  • Cell metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics, evolution, and development
  • Microbiology
  • Animal and plant biology
  • Laboratory and professional skills for bioscientists

Alternative biology degrees

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Cellular biology study abroad programs

Cellular biology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in cellular biology

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    Biological Sciences (Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior) - BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    30,634 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Biological Sciences - BSc University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,260 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Biological Sciences - General Biology Concentration - BSc University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,800 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Biological Sciences - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,000 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Biological Sciences - BSc University of South Carolina, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    33,928 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Cellular biology graduate programs

Master's in cellular biology

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    Applied Biological Sciences - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,318 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Biological Sciences - MPhil University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    38,825 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Applied Science (Biological Sciences) - MAppSc University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,963 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Statistics - Biostatistics - MSc University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,896 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Biological Sciences - MPhil University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,300 GBP
    Start date
    October, February
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Doctorate in cellular biology

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    Biological Sciences - PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,896 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Biological Sciences - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    6 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,150 GBP
    Start date
    October, February
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    Biological Sciences - PhD Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,124 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Biological Sciences - PhD University of Gloucestershire, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,200 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,669 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Future cellular biology careers

Your degree in cellular biology will open up several esteemed and rewarding career opportunities. Government departments, research institutions, universities, and pharmaceutical companies will be eager to snap up your technical and analytical skills.

You could take your career in numerous directions, but here are some popular professions you might be interested in:

  • Molecular biologist
  • Biochemist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Toxicologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • Geneticist
  • Forensic scientist

Most universities have their own employability office, so you can receive career advice that’s free and personalized. It’s worth scheduling an appointment if you’d like to discuss your ambitions, job prospects, or work experience opportunities.