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Welcoming students from Taylor's University

With the 1+2 arrangement between Taylor's University and the University of Reading, you can start your programme at Taylor's University and progress to the University of Reading after one year.

After completing the programme, you will receive an award from the University of Reading.


What will you study?

Complete a year at Taylor's University studying BSc Biomedical Sciences or BSc Biotechnology, and transfer to Year 2 of one of the following programmes at the University of Reading:

Entry requirements

To transfer to Year 2 at the University of Reading, you need:
  • an average of no less than 55% in all Year 1 modules in the Taylor's programme
  • an English language IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band.

To study BSc Biological Sciences and BSc Microbiology, it is compulsory to have completed the Human Physiology module

Apply now to receive a 15% discount on your tuition fees.

Why study with us?

  • The School of Biological Sciences is an excellent place to pursue your degree. With courses combining taught modules, field work and research, Reading is a renowned destination for international students.
  • Our staff are actively engaged in world-class research tailoring their teaching to reflect changing trends and emerging technologies.
  • Study in our new Health and Life Sciences building – a four storey building purpose-built for teaching and research, with excellent lab facilities.
  • All of our graduates are highly employable – 92% of leavers were in work and/or study 15 months after the end of their course (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19; First Degree responders from Biological Sciences).

Campus life and support

Our campus

The School is located within our beautiful, award-winning Whiteknights campus, a vibrant community with a wide range of facilities to help you study, have fun and relax. We have a newly refurbished Co-op supermarket on campus in addition to a variety of places to eat, drink and socialise.

Our award-winning Students' Union runs over150 clubs, societies and volunteering activities. In addition, you will have access to the extensive sports facilities on offer. You can also join our strong community of Thai students by joining our popular Reading Thai society.

The University is within walking distance to the town centre and there are also regular buses from campus.

We offer a wide range of accommodation options on and around our main campus.

Learn more about student life

Take a tour of Whiteknights Campus

The international student experience

Coming to another country is a big change in your life. It's important to make sure that you are happy in your new home. You will thrive in our lively academic environment developed from cross cultural collaboration – both our students and staff communities are made up of people from all around the globe.

Our team of advisers are available to offer support on issues such as money matters, visa queries, accommodation and even help with defining words that might be unfamiliar to you. You can also benefit from the Reading University International Mentoring Scheme, matching you with a current student mentor at the University.

Read about the University's international student support

International Partnerships

The University’s international Partnerships team is dedicated to developing long-lasting, sustainable partnerships and other transnational education (TNE) ventures with prestigious universities and institutions around the world.

Alongside partnership opportunities, the team are able to discuss short courses, summer schools and personal development training that can be offered by the International Study and Language Institute (ISLI).

Read more about the University's global partnerships

Find out more

To learn more and find out how to apply, get in touch with us. 

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BSc Biological Sciences

This flexible degree allows you to explore the full spectrum of biological sciences. Draw ideas from different disciplines and take an integrated approach to evolution, drug discovery, animal behaviour and our climate.


BSc Biomedical Sciences

This degree bridges the gap between medicine and pure science. We research diseases including heart failure, cancer and muscle disorders, and you can join the fight for cures.


BSc Microbiology

Learn how microbes function by exploring microbial biochemistry, cell biology, ecology and evolution. You will consider the broad-ranging impact microbes have on our lives and our planet.

Athena SWAN Silver Award