What you need to know about studying biosciences at Surrey
Biosciences help us to understand fundamental life processes, from the behaviour of single cells to entire ecosystems. Discover how you'll develop your skills as a biosciences student at Surrey.
We provide access to world-class specialist facilities
In our £12.5 million Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory, you’ll put theory into practice. Our laboratory is fitted with the latest industry equipment and provides a fantastic environment for you to conduct experiments, familiarise yourself with biological science methodology and develop your practical laboratory skills.
The biosciences laboratories were state-of-the-art and there was the added bonus of using the School of Veterinary Medicine facilities. I used the labs and equipment during my practicals and the dissertation lab for my final-year project. There was plenty of space and all the equipment you could ever need.Charlie Wooding, Veterinary Biosciences BSc
Our team is made up of active researchers and dedicated teaching fellows. Together they bring a research-led focus to our courses, ensuring everything you learn is up-to-date and relevant to your future employers.
Across the School, you'll find experts in a range of bioscience specialisms, including:
- Dr Natalie Riddell, an expert in immunology and ageing
- Dr Sarah Trinder, an expert in pharmacology
- Dr Jonathan Brown, an expert on polyphenols in health and disease
- Dr Adam Collins, a nutritionist with over 20 years of experience
- Dr Jorge Gutierrez-Merino, an expert in the use of probiotics against infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders
- Dr Lorenzo Santorelli, expert in zoology and evolutionary biology
- Dr Teresa Hollands, an expert in animal nutrition.
We offer unique access to the world of work
Take on a Professional Training placement and experience what it's like to work in the industry. We offer hundreds of placements in various sectors, both in the UK and internationally, including the USA, Japan, Singapore and China. You could take a placement with other universities including Harvard and Cornell in the USA, or work in the food industry, conservation or pharmaceutical companies.
I undertook a Professional Training placement at Sainsbury’s - one of the largest supermarket retailers in the UK. As a placement trainee in the Own Brand Department, I led two core projects – one on sugar reduction in juice drinks and the other on colour consistency on packaging. I was given real responsibility and I could understand how my projects contributed to the business.Suan Yean Ong, Food Science and Nutrition BSc
We're focused on your future
We’ve developed our course to give our students the best opportunity for a successful career. In fact, 94% of our biosciences and medicine graduates going on to full-time employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA), with recent alumni working for Burnley Football Club, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and AstraZeneca.
Dr Sarah TrinderDirector of Learning & Teaching - School of Biosciences, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology