Molecular Biology BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

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

Start date
September 2024
4 or 3 years
Dundee City Campus

Molecular biology studies the structure and activity of macro-molecules essential to life.

It looks at how macro-molecules like proteins and nucleic acids can help solve biological problems.

This allows us to test biochemical theories on a small, controlled scale. From there, they can be adapted into real-world solutions.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances. This will also help you gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

At Levels 1 and 2, you’ll study a range of life sciences topics such as:

  • evolution
  • 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.

You’ll then focus on areas such as microbiology and gene regulation and expression at Levels 3 and 4. This will allow you to gain a strong understanding of key theories, from the molecular level right up to full body systems. This will help you understand the field as a whole. You have the flexibility to pick modules that appeal to you, highlighting to future employers where your interests lie.

Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

Traineeships and internships

We offer a range of lab-based research traineeships and industry internships, as well as opportunities in other countries, all giving you invaluable experience and boosting your career opportunities.

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