What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Year 1 entry: BBB (two Sciences, including Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemisty (if not at A Level) GCSE B, Maths GCSE B, GCSE English Language B or English Literature B; Year 2 entry: ABB (Chemistry and Biology (AB/BA), Maths and English as for Year 1 entry)
Year 1 entry: AABB or AAAC (two Sciences, including Higher Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemistry |(if not at Higher) National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; Maths National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; English National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B)
30 (two Sciences, including Biology HL5 or Chemistry HL5; Chemistry (if not at HL) SL6, Maths SL6, English SL6)
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers82%
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£1,820
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
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Year 1: Bioscience (cellular structure and function; inheritance, molecular biology and biotechnology; microbial and plant bioscience; animal bioscience); chemistry; mathematics, or physics or biophysics; elective classes chosen from courses offered by any department of the University, subject to timetabling restrictions. Year 2: Bioscience (macromolecules; principles of metabolism; cell biology and immunology; genetics; microbes in action); organic chemistry (a shorter course than bioscience); bioscience options from: plant or animal biology, food science, physiology (in 2 parts), microbiology, and applied microbiology; statistics; further electives. Year 3: Classes include: basic immunology; immunochemical techniques and immunoparasitology; intermediary metabolism; molecular genetics; medical microbiology; virology; and method in microbiology. Year 4: In-depth lectures in immunology and microbiology include: malignant disease; pregnancy; autoimmune diseases; neuroimmunology; infectious diseases; parasitology; diagnostics; antibody technology; molecular aspects of microbial physiology; environmental stress and microbial pathogenicity; fermentation; food microbiology; infections; there are also tutorials and laboratory work; students are expected to produce dissertations on approved topics in both immunology and microbiology.
The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as the 'place of useful learning' and today from the centre of the vibrant city of Glasgow it continues to provide its students with a relevant, high-quality education. The global application of research and knowledge exchange ensures Strathclyde takes its place as a leading international technological institution.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Male / Female
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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