Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
This BSc (Hons) Bioscience offers skills and practical experience in subjects including biology, biochemistry, genomics, laboratory practice and instrumentation, and focuses on recent advances in a range of scientific fields.
Year 1 - CertHE
Principles of biology; Fundamental chemistry; Science laboratory skills; Collecting and analysing data; Scientific techniques; Plus 1 option in semester 2.
Year 2 - DipHE
Biochemistry and molecular biology; Chemistry for bioscience; Principles of instrumentation; Microbiology; Advanced science lab skills; Advanced science techniques.
Year 3 - BSc
Applications in bioscience; Developmental biology; Research skills and project; Introduction to data science and modelling; Plus 1 option in semester 1.
Year 4 - BSc (Hons)
Recent advances in bioscience 1; Recent advances in bioscience 2; Omic technologies for biosciences; Plus 1 option in both semester 1 and semester 2; Dissertation.
3 Highers at BCC including 2 science subjects, Maths preferred, plus National 5 Maths and Chemistry; or Foundation Apprenticeship Food and Drink Technologies plus Higher English and Biology or Chemistry plus National 5 Maths; or Foundation Apprenticeship Scientific Technologies (Laboratory Skills) plus 1 Higher in a science subject plus National 5 Chemistry.
Advanced entry to Year 2 is possible with HNC Applied Science.
For some optional modules you will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
Science and Environment