“Importantly in this department students are names and not simply numbers, which although sounds trivial enhances the department’s community feel and most importantly your experience at university. Many of the lecturers are at the top of their field and passionate about their subjects ensuring an enjoyable and high quality learning experience. The staff will always be on hand to guide and support students allowing them to perform to the best of their abilities.
"The department develops you as both a theoretical and practical biologist. This is best demonstrated in the third year when you undertake a compulsory independent research project as well as having the choice of writing a dissertation on a subject of your own choosing. The research project itself can be of your own design, encouraging your development as a researcher. There are also a wide variety of projects to choose from in many different research areas. In some cases they introduce you to areas of biology, which are not routinely taught giving you a flavour of other topics and a well-rounded degree. You may even get the research bug!
"I certainly enjoyed my three years at Royal Holloway and feel the biological science department delivered all they promised, which is why I am staying to study for my Masters. If you choose to come to Royal Holloway the Biological Sciences department will not disappoint.”