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University of Dundee

Biological Sciences (with a year in industry)

UCAS Code: C101

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

Subjects should include A-Level biology and chemistry, plus GCSE mathematics at C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

IB Diploma at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5 to include biology and chemistry, plus Standard Level mathematics at grade 4. A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma can be considered for our Foundation Year in Life Sciences.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B-A,A,B,B

Subjects should include Higher biology and chemistry, plus mathematics (Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C)

UCAS Tariff

114-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Biological sciences

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.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£21,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Dundee

Department:

School of Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biological sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,074
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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