Planit


Biological Sciences

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Foresterhill Campus

Content

This programme focuses on both the molecular and organismal aspects of biology, bringing together practical lab and field based teaching with cell biology, genetics, evolutionary genomics, ecology and physiology. You will have the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest, choosing a focus in animal, plant or environmental science.

Year 1:
Frontiers in Biological Sciences; Diversity of Life 1 and 2; Ecology and Environmental Science; The Cell; Chemistry for Life Sciences 1.

Year 2:
Biological Enhanced Skills Training (BEST); Genes & Evolution or Ecology; Principles of Animal Physiology or Plants, People and the Environment.

Year 3:
Statistical Analysis of Biological Data; Animal Evolution and Biodiversity; Environmental Physiology or
Plant-Environment Interactions.

Year 4:
Honours Project.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBB (by end of S5) including 2 maths or science subjects by end of S6 plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.

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

Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.

1 Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted in place of a non-essential Higher.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

C901

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Life Sciences and Medicine

Department

Biological Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General