Our flagship BSc Biological Sciences course allows you to study a wide range of science subjects in the first year without prematurely committing yourself to any particular specialisation. The first year modules cover all the major areas of biology, alongside giving you a grounding in mathematics, statistics, computing, physics and chemistry. You will find the latter units especially valuable if you do not have A-levels in these subjects.
The flexibility of the programme encourages you to explore and pursue your own specialist interests within Biological Sciences as the course progresses. You will have the opportunity to select from more than 25 advanced optional modules that cover a diverse range of scientific subjects, ranging from Behavioural Ecology to Evolutionary Biology. You will also have the chance to apply your developing scientific interests through independent research, as you complete a substantial research project in your final year.
A Level: ABB to include Biology
International Baccalaureate: 32 points including HL Biology at 5 and one other HL subject at 5.
Scottish Highers: AABBB including Biology and one other science subject.
Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB including Biology. Other Sciences at Advanced Higher level would confer an advantage
Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB at higher level including Biology and at least two other science subjects
Access Course: Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in Biology.
BTEC: DDM in a relevant subject area, with at least 6 units of Biology
European Baccalaureate: 75% overall, with at least 70% in Biology
93% of our undergraduates who were available for work, found employment or study within six months of finishing their studies.
A degree from the School of Biological Sciences will provide you with a range of professional and postgraduate opportunities. Biological scientists are at the forefront of biomedical, agricultural and ecological research and you will graduate with excellent career prospects - both within science and in the wider employment market.
The knowledge, research and communication skills you develop here will also equip you to engage with wider employment sectors. A third of our graduates also progress on to higher degrees such as Masters and PhDs, taking up posts in university, medical and industrial research laboratories.
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