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Biology and Sustainable Development BSc (Hons)

University of St Andrews

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UCAS CODE: F896

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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. 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.

Sustainable Development is widely regarded as the most promising framework for addressing environmental and developmental challenges in the 21st century. These challenges include the provision of clean water and adequate sanitation, energy generation and supply, human health, food production and distribution, and the continuing threat to biodiversity. The MA (Hons) in Sustainable Development encourages students to rise to the challenges of the environment and society and focuses on the study of principles and practices of sustainability in an interdisciplinary environment. The MA (Hons) in Sustainable Development is a four-year course run by the School of Geography and Sustainable Development, with contributions from the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Management and the Department of Social Anthropology.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 25,100per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

To include Biology and one of the following science subjects: Chemistry, 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

    3rd

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 103

    2nd out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    211 93%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    9th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    211 100%

    1st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.55 91%

    2nd

    5

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