This four-year degree programme follows the structure of the BSc Biological Sciences, but gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on an industrial placement in the workplace. The opportunity to take part in a year in industry makes for an invaluable addition to your scientific knowledge and technique. It increases your employability and gives you the chance to put your first two years of biochemical learning into practise.
The course is designed to allow 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.
A Level: AAB (or ABBB) including Biology
International Baccalaureate: 33 points including HL Biology at 6 and one other HL subject at 6
Scottish Highers: AAABB to include Biology and one other science
Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB including Biology. Other Sciences at Advanced Higher level would confer an advantage
Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAABB at Higher Level including Biology and at least two other science subjects
Access Course: Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in Biology
BTEC: DDD in a relevant subject, with at least 6 units of Biology
European Baccalaureate: 80% overall, Including at least 70% in Biology
Completion of a Year in Industry programme will ensure you graduate with relevant work experience, putting you one step ahead of other students. This exciting degree programme provides you with this opportunity.
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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