Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences at Balliol College

Balliol has a long history of scholarship in the Biological Sciences. Julian Huxley, pioneer of behavioural and evolutionary biology, Secretary of the Zoological Society, and first director of UNESCO, was a student here, as was Richard Dawkins. Current students will find an active community of Fellows and postgraduate students engaged in a wide range of topical research, from conservation biology and ecology to evolutionary biology, genetics and genomics.

Number of places at Balliol: 3-4.


Associate Professor, Julian Huxley Fellow and Tutor in Zoology, and Tutor for Undergraduate Admissions
Rob Paton
Lecturer in Biological Sciences

About the course

Please see the Biological Sciences website and the University’s course pages.

Biological Sciences is jointly run by the Department of Zoology and the Department of Plant Sciences; please see their respective websites for more information on the staff and the research they encompass.

Course requirements and selection criteria

Please see:

How to apply to read Biological Sciences at Balliol College