Biological sciences is the growth industry of the 21st century, with increasing capacity for humans to intervene in, control and perhaps repair defective biological systems. Genetic manipulation of plants and animals, in particular, offers enormous possibilities for improving our lives but, at the same time, there are inherent dangers present in the unthinking application of these techniques. The next generation of professional biologists will have to play an important role, not only in the continued development of such methods, but also in deciding how they can be responsibly and safely applied.
The Biological Sciences degree gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of different aspects of the life sciences, or to delay your subject specialisation until you have gained experience of a variety of different subject areas.
2023 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (ABBB for widening access entry) including Biology and Chemistry plus English and Maths at National 5.
Advanced entry to 2nd year available with Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB or BA plus Highers at BB (in different subjects).
Life Sciences & Forensic Anthropology