University of St Andrews

Course Details

BSc (Hons) Biology

Course Description

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the BSc (Hons) Biology programme of study is through the Faculty of Science. The programme details of this course are provided by: School of Biology: The School of Biology is one of the leading departments of Biology in the UK offering a wide breadth of biology degrees from Marine Biology to Molecular Biology. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), 95% of Biology’s research was judged to be ‘world leading', 'internationally recognised’ or ‘excellent’ which complements our excellent grading in teaching quality and consolidates our commitment to research-led scholarship. Distinctive features of this course Within the degree programme you will study a broad foundation across the range of Biology. The programme progresses to modules in cellular, organismal, and environmental biology with options across a range of topics. It incorporates substantial practical and field training, and development of quantitative skills. You can expect to have the opportunity to engage with a number of specialist topics with a choice across the research areas of the School of Biology, from virology to marine biology. It may be possible to spend a semester or year studying abroad as part of this degree programme.

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Career outcomes

Diverse careers in science fields.

BSc (Hons) Biology University of St Andrews