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Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Main courses
  • Algology and Mycology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Virology
  • Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Histology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Vertebrate zoology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • General Genetics
  • General Ecology
  • Psychophysiology of Individual Differences
  • Theory of Evolution
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Biology of Ageing
Our advantages
  • The bachelor degree in Biology offers fundamental and practical training in biology with a specific focus on biodiversity and summer field practice at the SPbU premises. It also underpins the conceptual framework and methodology of the mechanisms to maintain the functions of the living systems at different levels. The unique courses developed by the staff focus on genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics
  • The students get access to the opportunities the Research Park offers to be at the forefront of research, communication with the international scientists, and field stationaries (from the Polar Regions to Subtropics)
  • Important transferable skills that will serve students well, whatever their subsequent choice of career in biology, to pursue education on a master or PhD levels in Russia and beyond. Or enter professions such as education and research, agriculture, vet studies, forest management, fish breeding, and nature protection to name but a few
  • Students can also work in research institutes, biotechnological companies, medical institutions, and other companies
  • Upon competition, students acquire B2 level in English
  • The programme is founded on the professional standards and employers’ recommendations
International relations
  • University College of London (UK) 
  • Institute for Human Health and Performance (UK)
  • University of Haifa (Israel) 
  • University of Tromsø (Norway) 
  • Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
  • Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) 
  • Institute of Integrative Biology of the Cell (France) 
  • University of Oslo (Norway)
Career opportunities
  • Central Forest Nature Reserve
  • Caucasus Nature Reserve
  • Kandalaksha Nature Reserve
  • Institute of Lake Studies of the RAS
  • Vavilov Institute of General Genetics 
  • Pavlov Institute of Physiology 
  • National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”
  • Department of Ecology and Nature Management of Kirov region
  • Institute of Cytology 
  • Kamchatka branch of the Institute of Geography of the Far East branch of the RAS 
  • Almazov National Medical Research Centre
  • Kurshsk Palace of Children and Youth Creative Work
  • Leningrad branch of the All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation
  • Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters
  • Zoological Institute of the RAS
  • Ott Research Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology  
  • White Sea Biological Station
  • Belozersky Institute Of Physico-Chemical Biology
  • All-Russian Research Institute for Agricultural Microbiology

Our graduates work in the research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, biotechnological companies, medical institutions, nature reserves, industries etc. other go on to study or do research in the world’s leading research and educational centres.


  • Hydro-biologist

  • Ichthyologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Ichtyopathologist
  • Teacher (pre-school institutions and secondary education) 
  • Teacher of the additional education for children and adults
  • Teacher of the professional training, professional education, and additional professional education
  • Expert in research and engineering
  • Researcher

State Accreditation Certificate No 2011 dated 16 June 2016