What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
including chemistry and a second science (biology preferred) A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately
in combination with grades AA in the Advanced Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and a second science
including Chemistry and a second science. Plus grades AABBB in the Scottish Highers
including 6 and 5 in higher level Chemistry and one other science (either way round)
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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This course provides thorough training in contemporary biochemistry, with a solid foundation of core modules offered alongside a diverse range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests. These modules are taught by expert teaching staff from the different areas of life sciences, including biochemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, and cell biologists, ensuring you receive an exceptional breadth of knowledge. You will gain laboratory experience as an integral part of your degree, engaging in activities such as practical gene cloning and analysing proteins and enzymes in our specialist facilities.
During the first year you will be introduced to the fundamental aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, cellular control and core skills in biochemistry. You will also study essential chemistry modules, including molecular structure, bonding and reactivity of organic molecules. These modules are supported by practical studies in cell biology, biochemistry and molecular genetics. In the second year, your studies continue at greater depth covering structures of amino acids; principles of macromolecular structural analysis and function; protein and gene structure and function; genomic data analysis; extracellular signals; metabolic regulation and oxidative phosphorylation. In the third year you will undertake a project which may be lab, bioinformatics, or literature based.
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2:1 or above
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