Biological Sciences (with a year in industry) BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

Gain industry experience whilst studying life in all its forms - from molecular and chemical processes to the details of cellular function



Start date

September 2020


5 years

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

Biological Sciences studies life in all its forms with a focus on the cellular level. Our broad-based curriculum at Levels 1 and 2 allows you to combine a wide range of topics before specialising in areas that interest you at Levels 3 and 4. You'll spend a year between these levels of study working in a related industry, for example in a commercial laboratory .

With any aspect of life sciences, it’s important to understand key theories of biology, from molecular level to full body systems and beyond. Your first two years 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.

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 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.

Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology
This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Mutual recognition of professional qualifications after Brexit is a priority for UK professional bodies and universities. If you plan on practising outside the UK you should check with the relevant national authority on the recognition of this qualification.

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