Biology involves the study of life at all levels, from the molecular biology of virus replication to the study of animals and plants in their natural habitats. Biology also touches on many aspects of contemporary life, from drug design and investigating the molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease, to the migration and conservation of marine mammals – all of which can be studied at St Andrews.
2024 entry requirements
5 Highers at AAAAB including Maths at A and Biology (or Human Biology) plus English at National 5 at B.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at AABB including Maths at A and Biology (or Human Biology) plus English at National 5 at B. (You may gain entry to the Gateway programme with 4 Highers at BBBB).
2nd year entry is possible with Advanced Higher Maths and Biology at A plus Highers at AAAAB.
Faculty of Science