Old Aberdeen Campus
First Year: Students take courses in Chemistry and Medical Sciences plus additional courses selected from the wide range available from science and other areas.
Second Year: Students take core courses drawn from Biochemistry (Molecular Biology of the Gene, Energy for Life), Genetics (Genes and Evolution) and Microbiology and Immunology (Microbes, Infection and Immunity) programmes. The second year curriculum also includes two courses devoted to development of Foundation and Research Skills in the Life Sciences.
Third Year: The third year curriculum in Biotechnology is interdisciplinary. Courses consider both the fundamental science that has enabled the biotechnology industry to develop, and the applications of different biological systems. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which biological systems function and interact, including gene expression analysis, studies of the functions of genes and their protein products, and how the component biological processes within the cell interact.
Fourth Year: You will spend year 4 on placement in an industrial, commercial or research environment.
Fifth Year: The Honours year aims to explore in depth, specific aspects of biotechnology. An important feature is the ten-week research project, carried out in research laboratories at the University or in local research institutes.
2024 entry requirements
4 Highers at AAAB (by end of S5) including Biology and Chemistry plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5.
For advanced entry to year 2, you would require 3 Advanced Highers at AAB including Biology and Chemistry.
Life Sciences and Medicine