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: Introduces Advanced Cell Biology; Metabolism; Recombinant DNA Technology, and a detailed functional analysis of Biological Macromolecules.
Fourth Year: Students choose from a range of modules covering Genomics; Molecular Toxicology; Cell Biology and Cancer; Plant Cell Biochemistry; Immunology and Bioinformatics. As with all our Honours degrees, you will also pursue a research project as the practical component of the final year.
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 4/5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB.
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