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Internationally-renowned for specialist staff and breakthrough research

The Department of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway offers teaching of the highest quality, informed by the latest advances in biological research.

Our degree programmes are taught by expert staff of international renown in an exceptionally supportive environment.

We take great pride in our approachability and friendliness, as well as the support we offer our students. Our teaching quality has been consistently recognised as outstanding, and the National Student Survey feedback scores for overall satisfaction from our students are consistently high.

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.

All our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

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