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Biological Sciences (Microbiology)

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

First Year: Introduces Biology largely as Human Biology with accompanying modules in Applied and Environmental Biology. Additional subjects include Quantitative Techniques for Biologists and Chemistry as required for an understanding of future modules in Biochemistry and Physiology.

Second Year: Concentrates on broad topics in Biology; especially Whole Organism Biology of Animals, Plants and Microorganisms, and Cell Structure and Biochemistry.

Third Year: The Microbiology course introduces detailed analysis of microbial systems, in particular Microbiological Aspects of Food and Food Safety; Microbial Pathology and Infectious Diseases, and Molecular Biology, including Genetic Engineering.

Fourth Year: You are introduced to advanced topics in microbiology through a choice of modules, dealing with Microbial Interactions with the Human Body During Disease; New and Emerging Diseases; Microbial Growth in the Environment; Molecular Biology and Genomics. A laboratory-based research project introduces practical techniques at an advanced level.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4/5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB including one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology or Physics plus English and Maths at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology or Physics at B plus English and Maths at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require 2 Advanced Highers at BB including Biology or Human Biology plus 4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

C500

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Department

Biology

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General