Physiological Sciences at Dundee explores the function of organs and body systems. You will gain a broad understanding of healthy and diseased function – from a molecular and cellular level to exploring what happens when issues like metabolic and neurodegenerative disease are present. You’ll look at the clinical aspects of physiology and focus on how body systems can be fine-tuned or optimised as well as how disease can be prevented or treated.
Learning key theories in biology is important for understanding the field as a whole. Your first two years will cover concepts including evolution, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms, and processes. You’ll develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and how to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course.
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.
Your knowledge and competencies will take your degree wherever you want it to go. You can pick modules that interest you and also transfer to a different life sciences degree if you choose the relevant modules.
Lab sessions throughout your degree will help integrate your knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.
As a graduate in physiological sciences you will have an excellent grounding for a career in, or further training for, biomedicine and related fields including, pharmacology and physiotherapy.
You will also be welcomed into applied research and development in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Other openings include teaching in schools or universities.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
Grades / Points
Subjects should include A-Level biology and chemistry, plus GCSE mathematics at C
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. The university builds on its success by investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research, and equipping staff and students with the means to create real-world impact. Dundee's collaborative approach to teaching and research is reflected in its close-knit community campus, making Dundee an excellent place to live as well as work and study.