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Why study here?

Our students tell us what they think of the courses, opportunities and staff within 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.

Prospective students


Find out what we have to offer undergraduateMasters by research and PhD students.

NSS and results


Discover how we did in the National Student Survey in 2016.

Your future career


Find out what a degree in Biological Sciences can lead onto as well as the work place options available.



Find out about our teaching facilites.




Deal or no deal: Animals who assist with parenting may simply be playing the market

Species such as meerkats and wolves live in groups where only one or a few individuals breed, while others help to raise their offspring
29th June 2017
Applying a household acid to plants in drought could help secure food crops

Applying a household acid to plants in drought could help secure food crops

Helping drops survive drought using common acid
28th June 2017
Royal Holloway at the Chelsea Flower Show

Royal Holloway at the Chelsea Flower Show

Two projects supervised by Professor Alan Gange from the School of Biological Sciences are featuring at the Chelsea Flower Show this year, including a gold medal-winning exhibit.
24th May 2017



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