Heriot Watt University Zoology

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Heriot Watt University Zoology

The Biology discipline comprises seven degrees based on modern biology, each with an emphasis on the applications of the chosen area. Our degrees in Biological Sciences provide a general education of the subject coupled with the opportunity to study areas of particular interest in Years 3 and 4. The Marine Biology degree encompasses marine studies and specialises in applied aspects, equipping graduates to contribute to the management, conservation and exploitation of the marine environment.

The degrees in Brewing and Distilling and Biological Sciences (Food and Beverage Science) provide a focus on science and technology, while introducing management and business skills to prepare graduates for both technical and management positions in the corresponding industrial sectors.

Transfer between degrees is flexible during Years 1 and 2, and possible in some cases during Years 3 and 4.

Our BSc Biological Sciences degree is a broad-based course with a diverse range of topics. In Levels three and four you’ll be able to select from courses ranging from molecular biology and genomics, to marine and environmental topics. Which means you can choose your courses based on your particular interests. Overall, this biology degree aims to provide a flexible package of knowledge and practical skills in the biological sciences. Giving you the chance to maximise your potential and enjoy a successful career – whether it’s in academia, industry or commerce.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AABBB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC C in a relevant HNC – please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 27 points to include 5 in Higher Level Biology
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass including a science subject
  • Additional information One science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) at Higher/A Level. Mathematics and an additional science, preferably Chemistry, are required at least at GCSE grade C / Standard Grade 3 / National 5 or equivalent.

Year 2

  • A-Levels ABB
  • Advanced Highers BB and AABBB at Higher.
  • HNC B in a relevant HNC – please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
  • HND BB in a relevant HND – please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 32 points to include 6 in Higher Level Biology
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with Advanced Higher Biology B
  • Additional information To include Biology or Human Biology at Advanced Higher/A Level. Mathematics and an additional science, preferably Chemistry, are required at least at GCSE grade C / Standard Grade 3 / National 5 or equivalent.

Year 3

  • HND AB in a relevant HND – please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

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Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 60% are working
  • 20% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 85% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £19000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £18000

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Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Natural and social science professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Teaching and educational professionals
  • Sports and fitness occupations
  • Administrative occupations