You will be given a general introduction to all aspects of modern biology and encouraged to acquire general scientific skills. You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2.
In semester 1, you will develop your knowledge of fundamental aspects of biology. In semester 2, you will be introduced to specialist subject areas according to your interests.
Years 3 and 4
If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4), you will take courses which allow you to develop a broad understanding of human biology through the study of the anatomy and physiology of body systems, and the assessment of cardiovascular and respiratory function, as well as introductory nutrition.
In year 4, you will take three compulsory courses: Energy balance (impact of lifestyle), Dietary assessment and nutrition epidemiology and Functional foods, and choose one from a range of optional courses. You will also carry out a substantial research project. You will develop a range of skills in
nutrition and teamwork, and acquire useful experience for your future career.
2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA or Advanced Higher at B plus AAAA (by end S6 with min ABBB after S5) including Biology or Chemistry.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB or BBBB (by end S6) including Biology or Chemistry. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
School of Life Sciences