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Science degrees

Whatever subject you’re into, from human health to climate change, our supportive learning environment will prepare you for your future career. Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies.

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.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Environmental sciences; 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.

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

Applied Food Safety and Quality Management with Industrial Practice, MSc

Are you a professional working in food manufacturing? Gain a Master’s in Applied Food Safety & Quality Management at the University of Greenwich.

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

Applied Food Safety and Quality Management, PGDip/MSc

Are you a professional working in food manufacturing? Gain a Master’s in Applied Food Safety & Quality Management at the University of Greenwich.

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

Biology (Extended), BSc Hons

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mode: Full time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • 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.

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

Biomedical Science, 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, Blended learning
  • 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.

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

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

  • Mode: Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Human nutrition and health; 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.

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

Food Safety and Quality Management e-learning, PGCert/PGDip/MSc

If you’re a professional working in the food supply chain, this MSc Food Safety and Quality Management online learning course is perfect for you.

  • Mode: Distance
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Human nutrition and health; Science

Food Science & Nutrition, BSc Hons

Our Food Science and Nutrition degree addresses sustainable, safe and wholesome food production for careers in the entire food supply chain.

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

Forensic and Digital Investigation with Industrial Placement, BSc Hons

Study a combination of forensic science and digital/computer forensics in this trailblazer course with an opportunity to take your new skills into the workplace during the placement year.

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

Forensic and Digital Investigation, BSc Hons

Study a combination of forensic science and digital/computer forensics in this brand new trailblazer course.

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

  • 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: 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: 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.

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

Forensic Toxicology, BSc Hons

This brand new course will provide you with a foundation in forensic toxicology to prepare you for the world of work in the forensic, practical, research, chemical, and pharmaceutical fields.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Environmental sciences; Science

Global Sustainable Development, MSc

How will we tackle ongoing global challenges? Join our MSc programme – Global Sustainable Development.

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

Haematology, MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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

  • Mode: Distance
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Healthcare Management, MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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

  • Mode: Distance
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Healthcare Quality Management, MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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
  • Subject: Biology and biomedical science; Science

Human Nutrition & Health (Extended), BSc Hons

This human nutrition degree includes a foundation year. Explore how nutrition relates to health and disease for careers in a range of dietary-led careers.

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

Human Nutrition & Health, BSc Hons

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

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

Independent/Supplementary Prescribing, PGCert

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

  • 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.

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

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

Pharmaceutical Sciences, BSc Hons

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

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich, Blended learning
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Pharmaceutical science; Science

Pharmacy (MPharm) with Preparatory Year

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

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

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Pharmacy; 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

Early Career Researcher Network


We are committed to developing the next generation of leading researchers. Join the Early Career Researchers Network and come together to develop your research.

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

A unique learning experience on the Medway Campus


Find extensive laboratories, modern lecture theatres and unique learning and social spaces in the former naval buildings on the Medway Campus.

Our experts

Dr Bruce Alexander

Principal Lecturer, Physical Chemistry

Dr Reza Asadollahi

Senior Lecturer in Genetics

Professor Debbie Bartlett

Professor of Environmental Conservation

Professor Joshua Boateng

Professor in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Associate Head of School - Research and Knowledge Exchange (School of Science)

Dr Alison Bratt

Senior Lecturer Biomedical/Physiological Sciences

Professor Linda Brownlow

Head of School of Science, Professor of Forensic Science

Dr Asma Buanz

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr Xacobe Cambeiro

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

Dr Ana Castilla

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professor Babur Chowdhry

Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry

Dr Nichola Coleman

Senior Lecturer, Materials Chemistry

Professor Dionysios Douroumis

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

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

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

Dr Giulia Getti

Associate Professor in Microbiology

Dr Martin Gonzo

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Professor Peter Griffiths

Pro Vice-Chancellor

Dr Solomon Habtemariam

Principal Lecturer, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr Sarah Harris

Lecturer in Biological Sciences

Professor Kevin Lam

Professor of Synthetic Electrochemistry

Dr Michael Leach

Reader in Pharmacology and Drug Development

Professor John Mitchell

Emeritus Professor of Biological Chemistry

Professor Saak Ovsepian

Professor in Biosciences

Dr Jiayun Pang

Associate Professor

Professor Lauren Pecorino

Professor in Cancer Biology

Dr Laura Pellatt

Academic Portfolio Lead - Life Sciences, School of Science

Dr Simon Richardson

Reader of Drug Delivery and Membrane Trafficking

Dr Yixing Sui

Lecturer in Biotechnology

Dr Jeanette Swan-Wallis

Senior Lecturer, Pharmacology

Luke Taylor

Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology

Dr Elinor Thompson

Senior Lecturer, Microbiology and Plant Science

Dr Sophie Turfus

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science

Professor Stephen Wicks

Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr Nazanin Zand

Associate Professor, Food Science and Nutrition

Dr Shaobo Zhou

Associate Professor in Nutrition and Health Science