Undergraduate programmes

Life & Physical Sciences

The impact of science on human health and the environment makes front page news almost daily. From exploring the human genome to developing new treatments for cancer, to climate change, to diet and nutrition, our understanding of all aspects of science is developing rapidly prompting the need for qualified professionals.

Teesside University is close to some of the most advanced pharmaceutical, biotechnological, chemical and food processing companies in the world, as well as major NHS trusts. By fostering close links with regional and national businesses, and involving employers and professionals in the development and delivery of our courses, we ensure that our students, in addition to gaining an in-depth knowledge of their subject, also develop the skills to apply it with confidence to real-world situations, thus substantially improving their employment prospects.


  • 92% of biological sciences students are satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2017)
  • Graduate with a highly employable combination of academic education and practical skills – our programmes include significant practical elements in the form of project work in each year of study
  • We recently completed a multimillion-pound project to expand, upgrade and refurbish our science and engineering laboratories with new technical facilities and equipment – you benefit from these throughout your studies
  • We foster close links with regional and national businesses, and involve employers and professionals in developing and delivering our courses
  • 100% of our BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree graduates are in work or further study (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2015-16)
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