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Biological Sciences (Biotechnology) BSc (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: J700

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Biotechnology is one of the most dynamic areas of modern biology and takes a 'finding solutions' approach, which considers how the fundamental knowledge derived from biological sciences can be applied to industrial and biomedical applications including: - new drugs and vaccines to combat diseases - new enzymes for health care - bio-control agents in the field - biosensors to monitor environmental pollution - synthetic biology applications for industrial biotechnology and nanotechnology **Areas of learning** On this programme, you will study: - microbial biotechnology - genetic and cloning technologies - drug design - plant cell technology - synthetic biology - stem cells - biological production methods **Flexibility** Biological sciences explores the study of living organisms, covering everything from the interactions of animals in their environment to how genes are expressed. We offer 12 different biological sciences subject areas, including biotechnology. Regardless of your initial application choice, you will have the opportunity to explore aspects of each of our programmes in the early years and choose to specialise in whichever one interests you.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 32,200per year

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A level : ABB - AAA

Required subjects: A Levels: Biology and Chemistry, both at B or above. If you don't have a grade A in one of Biology or Chemistry, you must have an A in either Mathematics or Physics. GCSEs: Mathematics or Physics at B or 6 and English at C or 4.

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 100 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    191 86%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71.0 71%

    43rd

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    67th

    13

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