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Life as an undergraduate

Join our friendly, supportive community who are as passionate about the biomedical sciences as you are.

Our academics will help you make the most of your time with us, and you'll have many opportunities to socialise, collaborate with your peers and gain practical experience.


Modern, specialist facilities

Our new, £60m Health and Life Sciences building is purpose-built for teaching and research.

It houses a flexible teaching lab that can be subdivided to create up to four separate spaces. It is also home to seminar rooms, a cafe and a social space.

Learn more about our facilities

Join a society

Reading Students' Union offers many societies that you can get involved in. The Biological Sciences Society is for all students in the School of Biological Sciences, offering course support, academic events and socials.

What's growing on your hands?

Watch our video on microorganisms to get a feel for what you might study in Biomedical Sciences at Reading.


Our courses

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a wealth of options for learning about the living world. We offer BSc Biochemistry, BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences, BSc Medical Sciences and BSc Microbiology.

How you'll study

Learn from our experts in lectures, practical lab sessions and through placements – a mix of teaching methods to provide an engaging experience.

Why study with us?

With our flexible degrees, you’ll study your passion from day one in our state-of-the-art labs. Gain real-world experience and prepare for an exciting career.
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