st andrews

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 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 – all of which can be studied at St Andrews. We teach these subjects, and many more, to give either an overall or a specialist view of Biology, depending on your degree course. Studying Biology at St Andrews means that a final choice of degree does not have to be made until the end of second year. In the first year, students take two modules in Biology, together with four modules selected from the full range of subjects
delivered by other Schools in the University. In the second year, most students take four modules within Biology.

Entry requirements

SQA Highers: AABB including 2 from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
GCE A-Levels: AAB including 2 from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Points: 35
Preference will be given to candidates offering strong science qualifications.

Course link: Biology

Study options

4 Year Full time

Related courses and careers