Study Life Sciences

Study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the School of Life Sciences.

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1st in Scotland for overall satisfaction in Biosciences (non-specific)

National Student Survey 2021

In the School of Life Sciences, we see teaching and training the next generation as a fundamental element of what we do. We have a dedicated team, the D’Arcy Thompson Unit, that look after the teaching in the School. They comprise of teaching-focused academics, technicians, and administrative staff.

Our courses

BSc Biological Sciences and BSc Biomedical Sciences

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Study topics relating to living things, from what goes on inside cells right up to full organism level. You can choose to specialise further at Levels 3 and 4.

Learn more about our Biological and Biomedical Science courses

Taught MSc courses

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We offer one year (full time) taught postgraduate courses in a range of Life Science subjects.

MSc Biomedical and Molecular Sciences courses

MSc by Research

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This one year (or two years if part time) MSc enables you to carry out a research project, working alongside our world renowned experts.

MSc by Research

Summer opportunities

Research traineeships and internships

Biomedical and Molecular Sciences with Entrepreneurship MSc

Gain valuable skills and experience with our research traineeship and internship opportunities.

Learn more about our research traineeships and internships