Biology and biomedical science

As a biology or biomedical science student at our Medway Campus, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the subject and have the option to study related areas such as pharmacology and life sciences. Some degree courses include fully funded international field trips and you will be taught by experts whose research is changing lives around the world.

Biology | University of Greenwich, London & Kent


Watch Sophie’s story about studying Biology at the University of Greenwich. She wants to apply her knowledge to help people first-hand as a GP, and our course allows her to pick subjects, from cancer research to neuroscience and ecology, to suit her goals. Our Biology course is varied, too, with lab sessions, fieldwork and an international placement.

Our courses

At undergraduate level, we offer bachelor degrees, an integrated master’s degree, and extended courses with a foundation year that can be accessed with a lower tariff. We also offer master's degrees in biomedical science and biotechnology. Explore the options.

Animal Conservation and Biodiversity, FdSc (Hadlow)

Study a foundation degree in animal conservation and biodiversity to learn more about animal welfare, wildlife and conservation science. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Applied Animal Behavioural Science and Welfare, FdSc (Hadlow)

If you want to manage animals as a career, you can learn more about animal behaviour and welfare with our FdSc in applied behavioural science and welfare.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Applied Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

Our degree in applied biomedical science provides the skills you need for a career in medical diagnostics or research as a biomedical scientist. Learn more.

  • Mode: Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Biology (Extended), BSc Hons

This extended biology degree includes a foundation year. Explore subjects such as cancer therapeutics, pharmacology and neurological conditions. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Biology, BSc Hons

Study our biology degree for topics including cancer, pharmacology and neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Biology, MBiol

Our MBiol in biology combines Bachelor and Master’s-level courses. Research projects and field trips will build your skills in medical research. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Biomedical Science (Extended), BSc Hons

This biomedical science degree includes a foundation year. Study human health and disease, gaining skills for roles in the healthcare sector. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Biomedical Science (Online), MSc/PGDip/PGCert

A flexible online Biomedical Science programme for healthcare workers to stay up to date in their field. Study for CPD or work towards a postgraduate award.

  • Mode: Distance
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

Explore human health and disease with our biomedical science degree. Gain skills for roles in healthcare, forensics and pharmaceuticals. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Biomedical Science, Foundation Degree (London South East Colleges, Bromley Campus)

This foundation degree in biomedical science is ideal for future work in biomedical research and the discovery of new drugs or treatments. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Biotechnology, MSc

Explore biological systems to develop new technologies and tools with this Master’s in Biotechnology. Study gene therapy and drug design. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, FdSc (Hadlow)

This highly-unique degree course has been designed in conjunction with industry experts to equip students who wish to work in the field of equine therapy and rehabilitation.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Physical education and sport

Equine Training and Management, Foundation Degree (Hadlow)

Learn to train, breed and manage horses with our vocational and skills-based foundation degree in equine training and management. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science

Haematology, MSc

This online haematology programme boosts your understanding of blood management and haematology patient management. Available for CPD. Gain advanced qualifications for senior positions. Learn more.

  • Mode: Distance
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Healthcare Management, MSc

An online healthcare management programme to help you improve your managerial effectiveness. Study for CPD or gain awards for senior positions. Learn more.

  • Mode: Distance
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Healthcare Quality Management, MSc

Our online Healthcare Quality Management programme can be studied for CPD or for postgraduate awards to support career moves to senior management roles.

  • Mode: Distance
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Horticulture (Commercial), FdSc (Hadlow)

This foundation degree in commercial horticulture provides the skills for careers in plant science, landscaping, and food crop production. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

International Agriculture, HND (Hadlow)

Our HND in international agriculture helps you build knowledge of sustainable crop and livestock production with the global agriculture sector. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science

Biology - a gateway to a range of careers


From conservation officer to pharmacologist to food security expert, a biology degree can open the door to a huge range of opportunities and career paths.

Communities and societies

Our student societies offer a space for personal growth and the chance to make lasting friendships. You can take part in activities through your department and via GK Unions (an alliance between the Universities of Greenwich and Kent). Here's a taste of how you can get involved and how we build connections with the wider community.

Our MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences with Industrial Practice students are deployed


The call for scientists has escalated during the Covid pandemic. More than ever their skills are in demand. Our students respond.

Take a Virtual Tour

Our virtual tours are a great way to get a feel for where you'll be studying. Explore the facilities we have on offer below.

Research and partnerships

Research students can specialise in a variety of areas, including drug delivery systems and neuroscience, with the Department of Life and Sports Science, Medway School of Pharmacy, and the Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Science.

GREat talks at Medway


We run a series of free public lectures covering an extensive range of topics affecting our society and environment today.

Join us as a research student

If you have a suitable research proposal in biology or biomedical science, we can help you apply to the university and find the appropriate supervisor.

Contact

fes_research_office@gre.ac.uk

Working with industry

Our expert staff, industry-standard facilities and research expertise can help your business grow.

Find out more

Greenwich Research & Enterprise

Contact

enterprise@gre.ac.uk

020 8331 7867

This is what I'm destined for


Following a stroke at the age of 16, Bradley's interest in biology has continued to grow. He is now pursuing a PhD in the biology of wound healing.