What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology is required; other subjects usually include chemistry, physics or maths but can include geography, geology, environmental studies and, exceptionally, psychology) and an additional A level or equivalent. A pass is required in science practicals where taken. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted.
This qualification is only accepted in combination with two Scottish Advanced Highers at grades AA-AB in two science-based subjects (biology is required; other subjects usually include chemistry, physics or maths but can include geography, geology, environmental studies and, exceptionally, psychology).
In two science-based subjects (biology is required; other subjects usually include chemistry, physics or maths but can include geography, geology, environmental studies and, exceptionally, psychology). This qualification is only accepted in combination with five Scottish Highers at grades AABBB-ABBBB.
Science-based BTECs accepted. Please contact the School direct to check modules covered and grades required.
Including specified grades in two science-based subjects (biology is required; other subjects usually include chemistry, physics or maths but can include geography, geology, environmental studies and, exceptionally, psychology) at Higher Level and English language.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-147 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers75%
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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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We emphasise the importance of putting theory into practice, therefore you will spend time carrying out practical research in our purpose-built Plant Sciences building where you will have access to facilities such as the Arabidopsis Stock Centre, housing over half a million genetic plant stocks. Furthermore, you will spend time gaining hands-on experience at our campus-based University Farm, a fully operational establishment with 450 hectares of arable, dairy, sheep, woodland, and environmental stewardship enterprises. In addition to this, you will develop commercial awareness; studying the application of plant sciences in the agricultural, horticultural, biotechnology, and food industries.
Your first year will be spent studying core modules in biochemistry, ecology, genetic, cell biology, and global food security. After the fundamental core modules studied in year one, years two, and three have a wide range of optional modules addressing many and varied aspects of plant sciences, such as plant pathology, plant biotechnology and plant physiology. In year three you will undertake a research project in plant science which may be either laboratory or field-based. The research project encourages critical thinking and involves independent study and teamwork, a literature survey, and data handling, analysis and interpretation.
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