Science

Whether you’re interested in molecules, human anatomy or forensic detail, our science degrees offer you the opportunity to acquire the skills you need in a supportive, employment-focused environment.

Discover the world through science


Interested in studying a science subject? From pharmacy to forensics, we have so much to offer. Catch a glimpse of the opportunities available to you.

Our courses

We offer a range of science degrees, from biology and chemistry to pharmaceutical sciences and forensic science. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study, while our science degree apprenticeships help you to gain a degree in the workplace.

Agriculture for Sustainable Development, MSc

Make a difference to the future of food production in developing countries with a Master’s in Agriculture for Sustainable Development. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Natural science; Science

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

Chemistry (Extended), BSc Hons

Our extended chemistry degree includes a foundation year. Build the skills you need for careers in science, pharmacy or environmental agencies. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Chemistry; Science

Chemistry, BSc Hons

Study chemistry at the University of Greenwich and get the skills for successful careers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries or forensic science.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Chemistry; Science

Chemistry, BSc Hons (Degree Apprenticeship)

This degree apprenticeship in chemistry is designed in consultation with industry. Explore organic chemistry and practical laboratory science. Available via day release or online with attendance of an intensive laboratory week. Learn more.

  • Mode: Degree apprenticeship
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Chemistry; Science

Chemistry, HNC

Develop excellent laboratory skills and a broad knowledge of chemistry with our HNC in Chemistry. Study part time or via distance learning. Learn more.

  • Mode: Part time, Distance
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Chemistry; Science

Chemistry, HNC (Higher Apprenticeship)

Combine learning and work experience with an HNC in Chemistry. Explore organic and inorganic chemistry and good laboratory practice for careers in science.

  • Mode: Part time, Blended learning, Degree apprenticeship
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Chemistry; Science

Chemistry, MChem

Our MChem in chemistry combines Bachelor and Master’s-level courses. Study organic and inorganic chemistry for careers in research and industry. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Chemistry; Science

Climate Change, BSc Hons

Delivered by the Natural Resources Institute, this new climate change degree will help you find solutions to urgent global issues. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Science

Development Studies - Research, MPhil/PhD

Pursue original research in development studies with a research degree (MPhil/PhD) at the University of Greenwich’s Natural Resources Institute. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Science

Environmental Science (Extended), BSc Hons

Our Environmental Science (Extended), BSc Hons degree teaches a combination of natural and physical science, to equip you with the right skills to address present and future challenges.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Science

Environmental Science, BSc Hons

With this BSc Environmental Science course, you’ll discover how society affects the environment and explore solutions to environmental issues. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Science

Food Innovation with Industrial Practice, MSc

Want to be involved in the launch of new ingredients and products? Interested in nutrition and healthy living? Join our MSc in Food Innovation. Learn more.

  • Mode: Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Human nutrition; Science

Food Innovation, MSc

Want to be involved in the launch of new ingredients and products? Interested in nutrition and healthy living? Join our MSc in Food Innovation. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Human nutrition; Science

Forensic Science (Extended), BSc Hons

Our extended degree in forensic science includes a foundation year. Gain the skills to become a forensic scientist or work in criminal justice. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Forensic science; Science

Forensic Science with Criminology (Extended), BSc Hons

This degree in forensic science with criminology includes a foundation year. Combine science-related modules with topics in criminology. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus; Medway Campus
  • Subject: Criminology; Forensic science; Science

Forensic Science with Criminology and Industrial Placement, BSc Hons

Study a four-year Forensic Science degree with a placement year. Experience real-life forensic science with top-class facilities and impress future employers

  • Mode: Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus; Medway Campus
  • Subject: Forensic science; Science

Forensic Science with Criminology, BSc Hons

Study biology and physiology alongside criminology topics such as policing and terrorism. Learn more about our BSc Forensic Science with Criminology.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus; Medway Campus
  • Subject: Criminology; Forensic science; Science

Forensic Science with Industrial Placement, BSc Hons

Study a four-year Forensic Science degree with a placement year. Experience real-life forensic science with top-class facilities and impress future employers

  • Mode: Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Forensic science; Science

Forensic Science, BSc Hons

Our degree in forensic science provides the skills to become a professional forensic scientist. Ranked 1st in London and Kent for Overall Student Satisfaction. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Forensic science; Science

Formulation Science, MSc

Study the first Master’s in Formulation Science in Europe and learn about the science behind formulating new products. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Science

General Pharmacy Practice, PGCert/PGDip/MSc

Newly registered pharmacists can work towards foundation stages 1 and 2 with this accredited General Pharmacy Practice course. Learn more.

  • Mode: Distance
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Pharmacy; Science

Global Environmental Change, MSc

Explore the interactions between food, land, energy, water and climate on this research-active Master’s in Global Environmental Change. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Natural science; 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

Human Nutrition & Health, BSc Hons

Our human nutrition degree explores the links between food, health and disease for careers in healthcare, sports and nutrition. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Human nutrition; Science

Independent/Supplementary Prescribing, PGCert

Qualify as a non-medical prescriber of medicine with our fully accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Independent / Supplementary Prescribing. Read more.

  • Mode: Distance
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Pharmacy; Science

Medicines Optimisation, PGCert/PGDip/MSc

If you’re a healthcare professional, enhance your career with a flexible distance-learning Master’s degree in Medicines Optimisation. Learn more.

  • Mode: Distance
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Pharmacy; Science

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

Our foundation degree in pharmaceutical science covers subjects from biology to pharmacology to equip you with scientific and laboratory skills. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Science

Pharmaceutical Science, MSc/PGDip

Benefit from world-class facilities and enhance your skills in pharmacy and drug discovery with a Master’s in Pharmaceutical Science. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Science

Pharmaceutical Sciences (Extended), BSc Hons

Our extended BSc Pharmaceutical Sciences degree includes a foundation year. Study biochemistry, biology and pharmacology for roles in research and industry.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Science

Pharmaceutical Sciences with Industrial Practice, MSc

Our Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences with Industrial Practice combines a year of study with a year of practical experience from a company internship.

  • Mode: Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Science

Pharmaceutical Sciences, BSc Hons

Our degree in pharmaceutical sciences explores biochemistry, biology, physiology and pharmacology. Ideal for roles in pharmaceutical industries. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Science

Pharmaceutical Sciences, BSc Hons (Degree Apprenticeship)

Gain vital knowledge of the effects of drugs and drug discovery. Learn on-the-job with our degree apprenticeship in pharmaceutical sciences. Read more.

  • Mode: Part time, Degree apprenticeship
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Science

Pharmacy, MPharm

This integrated MPharm in pharmacy combines biological sciences and drug delivery with patient care to prepare you for a career as a pharmacist. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Pharmacy; Science

Pharmacy, MPharm with Foundation Year

Our Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) combines Bachelor and Master’s-level courses for careers in pharmacy. A foundation year prepares you for degree-level study.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Pharmacy; Science

Physical Geography (Extended), BSc Hons

Our Physical Geography (Extended), BSc Hons degree covers natural and physical science.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Science

Physical Geography, BSc Hons

Discover more about the natural and physical environment. Our Physical Geography, BSc Hons degree includes funded fieldwork trips for geographical exploration. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Science

Science (Extended), Year 0 (LSEC, Bromley Campus)

If you want to study a science degree but have A-levels in other subjects, this 1-year course will boost your knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology to prepare you for a degree in science.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Science

Science - Research, MPhil/PhD

Explore new territory across diverse subjects ranging from chemistry and medicine to sustainable development with a research degree in Science (MPhil/PhD). Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Science

Science, MSc by Research

Are you an industry-based student? Our MSc by Research in Science is ideal for you to gain skills and work on a significant scientific project. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: 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.

  • The lecturers are fantastic, they offer so much support and guidance both personally and professionally and really get to know each student. I learned so much.

    - Chloe Tebbutt, Forensic Science graduate

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.

Helping my family control their health


Nutritional scientist Zoe Robinson is continuing her family's connection with the university to help people learn to take control of their health.

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 and scholarly activities in science inform our learning and teaching and complement the enterprise activities that we provide.

Top award for scientist


Professor Martin Snowden has been awarded the prestigious title of Eminent Fellow of the UK Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS).

Join us as a research student

Graduates from our undergraduate science courses can move on to our MRes degree. Normally, you will need a 2.1 or First. If you have a suitable research proposal in a science discipline, 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

International researcher shortlisted for award


PhD student Ahmad Taha from Cairo has been shortlisted for an Energy Institute award for his work to reduce Medway NHS Trust's use of electricity. Here, he discusses engineering research at Medway.

Our experts

Dr Bruce Alexander

Principal Lecturer, Physical Chemistry

Dr Milan Antonijevic

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Analysis

Professor Debbie Bartlett

Professor of Environmental Conservation

Linda Brownlow

Programme Leader and Principal Lecturer for Forensic Science, Deputy Head of School of Science

Dr Xacobe Cambeiro

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

Professor Adrian Dobbs

Head of School of Science and Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

Professor Dionysios Douroumis

Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology and Process Engineering; Director of the Centre for Innovation in Process Engineering and Research (CIPER)

Dr Samer El-Daher

Principal Lecturer in Biochemistry; University of Greenwich Teaching Fellow; Learning Enhancement Co-ordinator

Professor Jeremy Everett

Professor of Pharmaceutical Technologies

Dr Thomas Gale

Lecturer in Chemistry

Dr Giulia Getti

Associate Professor in Microbiology

Dr Solomon Habtemariam

Principal Lecturer, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr Andrew Haggart

Principal Lecturer, Geography and Environmental Science

Dr Agnieszka Jaworowska

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition

Dr Michael Leach

Reader in Pharmacology and Drug Development

Dr Andrew Mendham

Senior Lecturer, Analytical Chemistry

Professor John Mitchell

Emeritus Professor of Biological Chemistry

Dr Birthe Nielsen

Principal Lecturer, Analytical Science

Dr Jiayun Pang

Senior Lecturer, Computational Chemistry

Dr Lauren Pecorino

Professor in Cancer Biology

Dr Laura Pellatt

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Dr Simon Richardson

Reader of Drug Delivery and Membrane Trafficking

Dr Jeanette Swan-Wallis

Senior Lecturer, Pharmacology

Professor Stephen Wicks

Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professor David Wray

Deputy Faculty Director – Research & Enterprise (Science)

Dr Nazanin Zand

Associate Professor, Food Science and Nutrition