Biological and Biomedical Sciences (joint degree with National University of Singapore) BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

Learn about the human body in health and disease including biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and more to develop new ways to improve human health.

Start date
September 2024
4 years
Dundee City Campus / NUS Singapore

Biological Science examines life in all forms, with a focus on the cellular level.

Biomedical Science examines the function of the human body. It does so in both healthy and diseased scenarios, from the molecular level to full body systems.

This course will allow you to study in two leading universities in the field of life sciences. We are ranked top in the UK for research quality in biological and biomedical Sciences by the Complete University Guide 2025.

You will gain a strong grounding in both biological and biomedical sciences. You will also have the unique opportunity to learn and experience the culture of two very different countries.

You’ll have the opportunity to network and collaborate with others which will be beneficial upon completion of your studies.

Your first five semesters (till halfway through Level 3) are spent at the University of Dundee. These will cover core concepts such as:

  • genetics
  • cell biology
  • biological organisation
  • molecular mechanisms and processes

You will develop your practical skills such as laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for designing and carrying out projects later in your course.

Semesters 6 to 8 (the last 18 months of this degree) will be spent at National University of Singapore (NUS). This will be dependent on how you progress through the course. At this point of the course, you’ll focus on a specialism from a choice of:

  • genetic medicine
  • neurobiology
  • physiology and ageing

All which are important issues relevant to human health.

Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences courses


Top in the UK for Research Quality in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Complete University Guide 2025

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