Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

Biological Sciences examines life in all its forms with a focus on the cellular level, from molecular and chemical processes to the details of cellular function

Date of entry

September 2022

UCAS Code
C100
Start date
September 2022
Duration
4 years
Study mode
Full Time
Location
Dundee City Campus

This course starts as a broad-based curriculum at Levels 1 and 2, which allows you to combine a wide range of topics before specialising in areas that interest you at Levels 3 and 4.

With any aspect of life sciences, it’s important to understand key theories of biology, from molecular level right up to full body systems and beyond. Your first two years of study will explore core concepts like genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes.

You will develop your practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and designing and running experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course.

You can pick modules that interest you and graduate with BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, or choose a pathway – Bioinformatics or Plant Sciences – to have these added to your degree title. The flexibility of our courses also means you can transfer on to a different life sciences degree if you choose the relevant modules.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

Lab sessions throughout your degree will help you integrate knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.

Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences courses

Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Rankings

Top 100 for Biological Sciences

QS World Rankings 2022

QS University rankings, Dundee placed in the top 100 for Biological Sciences.
Top 10 in the UK for Biological Sciences

Complete University Guide 2022

Top 10 in the UK for Biological Sciences, Complete University Guide 2022
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