Biochemistry involves the study of complex processes in cells and organisms at the molecular level. Molecular genetics is concerned with the structure and function of the genetic material, and molecular biology with the functions of the cell's macromolecules.
The boundaries between Biochemistry and its related disciplines are, however, becoming less distinct. We reflect this by providing a common structure to the degree programmes for these subjects in your first three years of study.
Depending upon your choice of project and taught topics at Level 4 you can graduate with a degree in either Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Molecular Genetics.
2024 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (ABBB for widening access entry) including Biology and Chemistry plus Maths at National 5 at B.
Advanced entry to 2nd year available with Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB or BA plus Highers at BB plus Maths at National 5 at B.
School of Science & Engineering
Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences