Years 1 and 2
Students on all the biosciences degrees study the same classes in the first two years. This means you can defer your ultimate choice of degree until the end of Year 2.
In Year 1, you’ll study classes in cells and their molecules, organisms and diseases and Bio-organic chemistry. These are all underpinned by the ‘Being a Biomolecular Scientist’ class which begins with basic laboratory skills, statistical and data analysis and presentation, report writing, health and safety and ethics.
You also choose 20 credits of elective subjects from across the University.
In Year 2, you’ll gain an introduction to each of the four disciplines: biochemistry, immunology, microbiology and pharmacology again supported by the ‘Being a Biomolecular Scientist’ class which develops various skills gained in Year 1.
Years 3 and 4
In these years, you’ll specialise in Immunology.
You’ll carry out a research project and specialise in one subject.
2024 entry requirements
4 or 5 Highers at AAAB or AABBC including Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry at B plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Higher English preferred.
Entry to year 2 may be possible with Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB or BA plus above.
Widening access entry:
4 or 5 Highers at AABB or AABCC including Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry at B plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Higher English preferred.
Faculty of Science
Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences