Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences courses

Our Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences courses cover topics relating to living things, from what goes on inside cells right up to full organism level. Our teaching and curriculum is informed by the work of our world-leading research, which means you’ll learn the most up-to-date theory and practice.

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Top 10 in UK for Biomedical Sciences (non-specific)

National Student Survey 2022

World Top 50 for Pharmacy and Pharmacology

QS World Rankings 2022

QS logo for World University Rankings - University of Dundee is in the top 50 for Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

Undergraduate courses


Combining the subjects of biology and chemistry of living organisms you will learn a range of topics including genetics, cell and molecular biology and more.

Undergraduate Full time 4 years


Learn about molecules and cells, whole living organisms from human to animal and marine biology, ecosystems, and more diverse aspects of the biological world.

Undergraduate Full time 4 years


Learn about biology, evolution and life at the molecular level with routes into studying cancer and other degenerative diseases and molecular processes.

Undergraduate Full time 4 years


Learn about the functions of healthy and diseased brains, spinal cords, peripheral nervous systems and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy.

Undergraduate Full time 4 years


Learn about beneficial medicines and harmful drugs and their effects on the human immune system and normal functions of the body.

Undergraduate Full time 4 years

Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

Our undergraduate degrees (excluding joint degree with National University of Singapore) are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Postgraduate courses

We have a range of taught postgraduate courses available


Train for a career in the exciting field of biological data science, which is of ever-increasing importance in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and for ground-breaking research in drug discovery

Postgraduate Full time 12 months

MSc by Research

You may also be interested in the opportunity to gain a Life Sciences MSc by Research. This allows you to undertake a longer term research project compared to our taught masters and could be of particular relevance if you are looking to apply for a PhD in the future.

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