At the School of Biosciences, we recruit hundreds of first-year undergraduate students into our range of successful courses. We also undertake a continuous programme of self-reflection to ensure we offer the most appropriate, up-to-date courses and modules to undergraduates.
Our food science courses are ranked 2nd in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
National Student Survey
In the National Student Survey 2022 we are ranked:
- 2nd for microbiology and cell science
- 3rd for molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry
- 4th for food science
- 4th for biosciences
- 6th for nutrition and dietetics
- 7th for sport and exercise sciences.
Find a course
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What our students say
Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.
Working with my tutors has been fantastic – and having a personal tutor with such a passion for their subject has helped me to stay focused.Ashleigh Thompson, Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
Professional Training placements
Our Professional Training option is available to all undergraduate students within the School. With a Professional Training placement our students get the chance to experience what it's like to work in industry or become part of a research team – this could be in the UK or overseas.
For most of our courses the Professional Training placement forms a year between the end of the second and start of the final year of study, except for our Nutrition and Dietetics course, which integrates Professional Training in two separate twelve-week blocks throughout the programme.
In recent years our students have been placed with the likes of GlaxoSmithKline, Nestle, the NHS and other universities, including Harvard and Cornell in the USA.
Helping you progress
We pride ourselves on the amount of practical laboratory experience we provide to our students and we continually invest in facilities, such as the £12.5 million Innovation for Health building.
Our links with industry help us to shape programmes that will equip our graduates with skills and knowledge needed to make an impact in the workplace.
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad.
Scholarships and bursaries
Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.