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Applied Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)

University of Stirling

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    22-AUG-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Scotland is internationally recognised for its crucial contributions in drug discovery and development, medical technologies, stem cells, bio-manufacturing and bioinformatics.

We’ve worked with Forth Valley College and business to develop a fully integrated degree course in Applied Biological Sciences. Our course is making a difference by solving the problem of skills shortages in life sciences. We’ll give you technical expertise and proficiency in the vital practical and research skills sought-after by employers.

The degree is taught jointly at Forth Valley College (Falkirk Campus) and the University of Stirling and also receives input from employers across the Scottish life sciences community. Classes for the first two years will be delivered at Forth Valley College’s campus in Falkirk. Classes for the last two years will be delivered at the University of Stirling campus.

Your study will begin with fundamental science and laboratory skills before focusing on the cellular and molecular aspects of biological sciences.

Your final year will focus on proteomic and genomic aspects of biological sciences, plus your research project. Our research-led teaching, together with the experience and insight gained by your work placements, will make you work-ready for a modern career in biosciences.

What jobs can you get with an Applied Biological Sciences degree?

Many of our graduates find employment within the NHS and other healthcare providers, in jobs such as virology, haematology, microbiology, biochemistry, and many others.

In addition, you’ll be well skilled for employment within University research laboratories, or to embark on a research career in areas such as food security, development of sustainable fuels, novel treatments for diseases, microbiology and environmental sciences.

Life Sciences contribute over £3.2 billion to the Scottish economy every year (Scottish Enterprise, 2016) and is a key, growing sector in the UK and worldwide economies. This degree will give you the practical knowledge and techniques you need to be readily employable as a life science graduate in this sector.

Employability skills

This course has been developed with employers. Healthcare requires knowledge of complex technologies. The emphasis will be on understanding and practicing modern biological techniques with a view to generating ‘employment ready’ graduates. The development and awareness of good health and safety behaviours, and good manufacturing and laboratory practices, are embedded throughout this degree.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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18,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Stirling

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

The University of Stirling's 330-acre campus is conveniently located in the heart of Scotland and offers excellent facilities.
A diverse and welcoming community of staff and students across the university represent more than 120 countries around the world.
The University of Stirling offers a broad range of scholarships and funding opportunities designed to support international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 100 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    172 78%

    10th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    73rd

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    76th

    1

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