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Our graduates share their experiences of the courses, opportunities and interactions with staff in the School of Biological Sciences.

School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway offers teaching of the highest quality, informed by the latest advances in biological research. Our degrees are taught by expert staff of international renown in an exceptionally supportive environment.

We offer an exciting range of single and joint honours degree programmes in organismal and molecular biosciences at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with the option to study part time.

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Sir David Attenborough presents some of our research

Sir David Attenborough presents some of our research

Two episodes of Natural Curiosities, presented by the eminent Sir David Attenborough, and filmed at Royal Holloway in the School of Biological Sciences,will air on BBC2 in March.
21st March 2018
True or not? Why the need for evidence-based answers is more important than ever

True or not? Why the need for evidence-based answers is more important than ever

Every second we are bombarded with claims and counter-claims on every possible topic from climate change to cancer treatments.When some scientific findings report one result, and others the opposite result, this can leave us at best confused, and at worst, reaching the wrong conclusions and making the wrong decisions.
8th March 2018
Using Twitter to discover how language changes

Using Twitter to discover how language changes

Scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, have studied more than 200 million Twitter messages to try and unravel the mystery of how language evolves and spreads.
15th February 2018
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