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 student with ambitions to move into medicine.

Biology student Sophie Hygate talks about how her degree will set her on track to fulfil her ambition to become a GP.

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.

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.


Working with industry

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

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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.

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