Old Aberdeen Campus
Molecular biology is one of the great successes of 20th Century science. It has revolutionised our understanding of biology over the last half-century, culminating in the determination of the complete human genome sequence. Recent innovations in molecular biology include the technology behind genome engineering, which will have broad and lasting impacts on biology and medicine.
Year 1: Introduction to Medical Sciences; Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1 and 2; The Cell.
Year 2: Genes and Evolution; Molecular Biology of the Gene; Foundation Skills for Medical Sciences; Energy For Life; Microbes, Infection and Immunity; Research Skills for Medical Sciences.
Year 3: Molecular Biology of the Cell; The Molecular Control of Cell Function; Genetics.
Year 4: Honours Genetics Option 1; Honours Advanced Molecular Biology; Molecular Biology Honours Research Project; Honours Biochemistry Option 2.
2024 entry requirements
4 Highers at AABB (by end of S5) including 2 maths or science subjects by end of S6 plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.
For second year entry you would require the above plus 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Biology and another maths or science subject at AB or BA.
Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.
Life Sciences and Medicine