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Life Sciences degrees abroad

As a life sciences student, you’ll learn about the life processes, structures, and functions of living organisms. It’s the perfect option if you’re looking to combine your diverse scientific interests into one degree.

During your course, you’ll investigate a vast array of scientific topics, including biology, chemistry, toxicology, and environmental science. You’ll develop the laboratory skills needed to work in scientific settings, and engage with cutting-edge research taking place in the field.

Our planet is teeming with life and there’s so much of it to explore. Studying abroad is a terrific opportunity to encounter new animals, plants, and habitats, and learn from world-leading scientists at the same time.

Life Sciences program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in life sciences can be studied over three years full-time or four years with an industry placement. Placements are an unbeatable way to gather hands-on experience and sample possible careers.

If you’ve set your sights on gaining a US college degree, you’ll also study over four years. You’ll complete two years of liberal arts classes before majoring in life sciences for the other half of your program.

You can study a one or two-year master’s degree in life sciences, but you’ll need to narrow your focus and specialize in the topics you’re most passionate about. After finishing your MSc, you can contribute to scholarly research and discussion by pursuing a PhD. A doctorate degree generally takes between four and six years to complete.

As a life sciences student, you’ll benefit from a wide range of teaching methods. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, and tutorials, you’ll attend group workshops, practical laboratories, and field trips.

Life sciences is a highly versatile program, so you’ll have plenty of room to personalize your degree with elective modules. However, here a few of the core units delivered at most universities:

  • Fundamental laboratory skills for scientists
  • Introduction to biochemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Plant biology
  • Genes, evolution, and development
  • Marine biology

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Life Sciences study abroad programs

Life sciences undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in life sciences

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    Applied Life Sciences: Experimental Life Sciences - BSc (Hons) Lakehead University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,461 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,295 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Arts and Sciences: Life Sciences - BArSc Quest University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,237 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,000 CAD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Biological Science: Life Sciences - BSc (Hons) Ontario Tech University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,541 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Biological Science: Life Sciences
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    Pharmaceutical Bioscience - BSc (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,611 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,840 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Bioscience - BSc (Hons) London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,061 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in life sciences

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    Bioscience Non-Teaching - ASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Bioscience Technology - AASc Portland Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,290 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,290 USD

    Start date
    March, September
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Life sciences graduate programs

Master's in life sciences

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    Experimental and Medical Biosciences - MSc Linköping University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,000 USD

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in life sciences

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    Molecular Biosciences - PhD Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Pathway in life sciences

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    Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Glasgow, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    29,008 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,430 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Future life sciences careers

Upon graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to bring your dream career to life.

Life sciences graduates go on to work in a variety of fields like healthcare, research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and conservation. Here’s an idea of some popular graduate career destinations:

  • Biochemist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Botanist
  • Ecologist
  • Geneticist
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Zoologist

To secure some of the positions listed above, you might need to undertake advanced training. If you’re unsure of how to achieve your career ambitions, most universities have an employability office that can help.