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Biology is known as the science of life, as it covers humans, plants, micro-organisms and the environment. 

You will learn about genetics, molecules, taxonomy, natural selection, evolutionary theory, global warming, bacteria and viruses and gain an understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues.

Through biology you will have gained a wide range of skills including investigation, analysing information, using data and general scientific skills

It goes well with other sciences such as chemistry, maths, psychology and geography and is considered by many universities as a 'facilitating subject' which can lead on to many future options.

Studying biology can lead to careers in a range of areas including energy and the environment, animals and agriculture and, scientific, pharmaceutical and medical research.

Do a free, short, online course to find out more about biology (looks great on your CV too!)

Or view other free online courses in biology

Examples of apprenticeships that relate to biology            

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Watch a short film about science apprenticeships here.

Examples of vocational college courses that relate to biology

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Examples of degree courses that relate to biology

University of Bristol

Hartpury University

Royal Agricultural University

University of Southampton

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BBC Bitesize Career Videos

You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use science on the BBC Bitesize website.

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