Biology is an exciting and rapidly developing subject, with many applications in fields as diverse as conservation biology and molecular genetics. The study of living things has undergone tremendous expansion in recent years, and topics such as cellular and molecular biology, evolutionary biology and ecology are advancing rapidly.
These developments will have a tremendous impact on society, in areas such as medicine, the environment and agriculture. The rapid expansion has been accompanied by a blurring of the distinctions between disciplines: a biologist with an interest in tropical plants may well use many of the tools and techniques required by a molecular geneticist.
Thinking of studying Biology at Oxford? Hear what the course has to offer, from the perspective of current students: