University of dundee biological sciences

University of dundee biological sciences

Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)

  • For Entry: September
  • Duration: 4 years
  • School: Life Sciences
  • Study Abroad: Yes
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Biological Sciences studies life in all its forms looking at molecular detail regulation and function from the microscopic to organismal scale.

Overview

Our Biological Sciences degree is a broad-based programme which allows you to combine a wider range of subjects than a single Honours degree.

Royal Society of Biology Accredited Degree

 

The huge breadth of biology offers a corresponding wealth of opportunities for students who choose to study it to follow many paths through to a final degree.

Biological sciences is the growth industry of the 21st century, with increasing capacity for humans to intervene in, control and perhaps repair defective biological systems. Genetic manipulation of plants and animals, in particular, offers enormous possibilities for improving our lives but, at the same time, there are inherent dangers present in the unthinking application of these techniques. The next generation of professional biologists will have to play an important role, not only in the continued development of such methods, but also in deciding how they can be responsibly and safely applied.

Our relationship with the rest of the natural world is one which has been established over many hundreds of millions of years, and the early modules of the biological sciences programme have a strong evolutionary theme. They emphasise the fact that it is impossible to understand any aspect of biology unless you have a clear understanding of its most important general theory – evolution by natural selection.

University of dundee biological sciences

Biological Sciences

The Biological Sciences degree gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of different aspects of the life sciences, or to delay your subject specialisation until you have gained experience of a variety of different subject areas.