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Biology and Earth Sciences BSc (Hons)

University of St Andrews

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UCAS CODE: CFC6

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Biology involves the study of life at all levels of organisation, from the molecular biology of virus replication to the study of animals and plants in their natural habitats. Biology also touches on many aspects of contemporary life, from drug design and investigating the molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease, to the migration and conservation of marine mammals.

Course information

The BSc in Biology is a four-year course run by the School of Biology. Biology at St Andrews provides students with high-tech equipment, laboratories and expertise to facilitate learning and to develop the skillset of a modern biologist.

In the first two years of your degree you will be introduced to core material relevant to all biology degree programmes such as animal and plant biology, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics.

Alongside biology, in the first year of your studies you will be required to study an additional two subjects. In the second year you will usually carry on at least one of these subjects, sometimes two. Find out more about how academic years are organised.

In third year, there is a shift from core, broad-themed modules to more specialised modules that allow students to prepare for their Honours degree. In fourth year students continue specific research in their chosen area through student-led, enquiry-based learning.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 25,100per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

To include Biology and Geology and one of the following science subjects: Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics or Physics.Subjects excluded: Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and General Studies.

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University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 100 2

    3rd out of 30 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    204 92%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    9th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    206 93%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    6th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    7th

    2

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