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Plant and Soil Science

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

Are you interested in the complexity, fragility and potential of plants and soil? Together, plants and soil provide an essential resource for all terrestrial life. This is the only degree programme in the UK that focuses on this important and fascinating world.

Completing a Plant and Soil Science degree at the University of Aberdeen will provide you with both basic and advanced understanding of this exciting subject area. The knowledge and skills you gain could open up a world of career opportunities. For example, you could find yourself playing a vital role in informing the debate on climate change and the availability of food world wide.

Year 1: Frontiers in Biological Sciences; Diversity of Life 1 and 2; Ecology & Environmental Science; The Cell; Plants and their Habitats in Northern Scotland – a summer field trip to Bettyhill in the north of Scotland.

Year 2: Biological Enhanced Skills Training; Plants, People and the Environment; Ecology; Genes & Evolution.

Year 3: Statistical Analysis of Biological Data; Global Soil Geography; Ecosystem Processes; Soils for Food Security; Environmental Analysis; Plant-Environment Interactions.

Year 4: You will carry out a research project and complete advanced courses of your choosing; Honours Project; Current Issues in Biological and Environmental Sciences.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) including 2 maths or science subjects plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5.

For second year entry you would require the above plus 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Biology and Chemistry at AB or BA.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

CD27

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Life Sciences and Medicine

Department

Biological Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals