Year 1: In your first year you will be given a general introduction to all aspects of modern biology and encouraged to acquire general scientific skills.
You will also study two other subjects in year 1 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.
Year 2: In second year, you will be introduced to the study of human physiology, human anatomy, pharmacology and neuroscience. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of other courses.
You will also study one or two other subjects in year 2 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.
Years 3 and 4: If you progress to Honours (third and fourth years) you will learn about the major organ systems of the body, including cardiovascular; respiratory; alimentary; central nervous system.
You will also study other topics such as the properties of excitable cells and mechanisms regulating the internal environment of the body. You will be introduced to a wide range of experimental techniques, as well as methods for analysing and presenting experimental results.
2020 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 or 5 Highers at AAAA or AAABB (first sitting) or 6 Highers at AAAAAB (two sittings with a min ABBB after S5) including 2 science subjects including one from Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology.
Widening access entry: 4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB including 2 science subjects including one from Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology. May be considered for entry with BBBB. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences