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Mathematical Biology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Dundee, United Kingdom
Mathematical Biology (Hons) programme at University of Dundee involves using mathematical techniques and computational tools to answer problems that arise in Biology.
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Overview

Mathematicians and biologists have a long history of working successfully together. The discipline applies mathematical techniques and computational methods to address problems in biology.

You'll gain an understanding of the critical role mathematics plays in making sense of the natural world and learn to apply it. For example, equations or formulas can predict or describe natural occurrences such as cell growth in tumours or organism behavioural patterns.

During the first year you'll spend two thirds of your time studying life science modules to give you the biological background. You'll also begin to study university-level mathematics.

How you will be taught

You will learn by traditional methods such as lectures, tutorials, and workshops as well as via computer assisted learning. From Level 2 onwards we teach the use of professional mathematical software packages in order to allow you to explore mathematics far beyond the limits of traditional teaching.  This also prepares you for the way in which Mathematicians work in finance, industry and research.

How you will be assessed

Assessment for most modules involves a final examination and takes into account varying amounts of continuous assessment, including assignments and class tests.

Careers

Mathematics is central to the sciences, and to the development of a prosperous, modern society. The demand for people with mathematical qualifications is considerable, and a degree in mathematics is a highly marketable asset.

Mathematics graduates are consistently amongst those attracting the highest graduate salaries and can choose from an ever-widening range of careers in research, industry, science, engineering, commerce, finance and education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Life Sciences: the early years
  • Introduction to the Life Sciences: why go multicellular?
  • Laboratory and Research Skills 
  • Life: building the organism
  • Life: the underlying structures
  • Mathematics
  • The Evolution of Modern Life
  • The Gene and the Cell
  • Biological Sciences

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher including mathematics at B plus either biology or physics at B, and chemistry at C
  • GCE A-Level: BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) including A-Level mathematics at B, plus either A-Level biology or physics at B, and AS Level chemistry at C
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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