Biology is the study of all aspects of living organisms, from the molecular reactions within cells to behavioural and ecological interactions with the environment.
Biology at LMH
Biology has a special status in the College, as it has two very distinctive features. The first is an associated research group, the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), which brings many graduate students into the College who are actively engaged in conservation work. The second is support for excellence in undergraduate work- the substantial Daphne Armorel Heron-Allen Scholarship is given in preference to a Biology student after first year exams. Our Tutors are world-class scientists.
Virtually every career path you can imagine has been followed by our Biology graduates. A high proportion go on to graduate research degrees or enter into medical training, others go into teaching or the city. The transferable skills and contacts that can be made during your degree make almost any career accessible.
What our students say
"My time at Oxford was a stimulating and edifying experience. Academically, I thoroughly enjoyed the wide scope of my course - despite the fact that weekly tutorials come round at a speed greater than most conceptions of time - and I contributed towards a publication through my research project on African trypanosomes.
Inspiration and challenges equally abound outside academia; an interest in Fairtrade led to my organising a Fair Fashion Sample Sale with the Oxford Union and my post as the Treasurer of the Oxford Students’ Fairtrade Coalition, amongst other responsibilities: I was JCR Charities rep, President of the Undergraduate Japanese Society and a private English tutor. I felt that the supportive and relaxed atmosphere of LMH, in which individuality thrives, allowed me to fulfill both my academic and social commitments."