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, in third year you will study the physiological adaptations to exercise, nutrition and energetics, focusing on the cardio-respiratory and skeletomuscular systems; complete specialist courses in statistics and molecular biology techniques.
In fourth year, you will specialise in nutrition, and sports and exercise nutrition. We would emphasise that the programme is primarily aimed at producing good nutritionists. In our view, the most able sports nutritionists are those with the best grounding in the subject of nutrition.
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