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Biological Sciences are the sciences of studying living organisms, such as plants, animals and other living organisms. It can be divided into a number of fields and aims to enhance the way we use technology in research, food security, microbiology, ecosystem biology, sustainability and many other related areas. Graduates are employed in sectors which are addressing worldwide problems such as climate change, food supply and security, biodiversity loss, and global health issues.

Welcome to the Biological Sciences Pathway!
PHOTO: Jeanette Robertson
My name is Jeanette Robertson and I am the tutor for this Pathway route where prospective students have a unique opportunity to learn about a range of Biological Sciences subjects and how they are related to the current global topic of Food Loss and Waste. Through the exciting activities on the BioSci Pathway route, students will get a sample of our School’s Microbiology, Biological Sciences, Marine Biology, Zoology, Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition and Environmental Management degree programmes. This Pathway provides students with an excellent opportunity to sample university life. Jeanette Robertson
Biological Sciences
  • What do I need to participate in the Biological Sciences Pathway?

    We would advise that all students check the academic entry requirements (GCSE, A-Levels or equivalent) for each course before applying for their Pathway.  Many courses specify that you must have achieved a specific grade at a specific level in order to be conisidered for a place on the undergraduate programme.  Therefore, it is important that you clarify this information as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment.   

    Please click here to be redirected to the Queen's University course finder, where you should find all necessary details - in particular, pre-requisite information.

  • What courses can I study at Queen's after taking part in the Biological Sciences pathway?

    Students completing this Pathway are eligible to apply for a range of courses under their subject area.  For the full list, have a look at our Pathway Courses Available document for further information.

  • What does the Summer School look like?

    The Biological Sciences Summer School allows you to meet with likeminded students wishing to study the same subjects as you at university, whilst also allowing you to meet with Academics and current Queen's students to learn what university life is like for students in relevant degrees.  Students in the past have participated in practical classes, carrying out experiments and studying results.  Students get the chance to work as part of a small group, building confidence and team skills in order to reflect undergraduate courses.  Whilst studying on the Summer School, you will have the chance to attend lectures by Queen's academics and attend tutorials for both group and individual work with Student Assistants who are able to help you and prepare you for the final assessment.  In the past, our students have studied subjects such as Anaerobic Digestion, Food Waste Solutions, the Psychology of Food Waste and many more.  They have also attended presentations from industry professionals and career panels that helps demonstrate the huge numbers of careers that open to you as the result of a degree in Biological Sciences.

  • What careers are available for graduates in this field?

    A degree in biosciences opens the door to a wide range of careers. Our graduates are employed in organisations working within research and development, environmental monitoring and management, water quality management, animal welfare, academic research, the agri-food industries, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, teaching and education, and science communication. Employment in these areas is critical to address global problems such as climate change, food supply and security, biodiversity loss, antibiotic resistance, and global health issues.


    If you want to explore any other career options, there is more information on the website.

  • How can I get in touch?
    If you have a question about one of our Pathways, or want to ask an academic a question, please email us at and someone will be in touch!
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