The BSc Molecular Biology (Hons) at the University of St Andrews incorporates substantial practical laboratory training and development of quantitative skills. Students have the opportunity to engage with a number of specialist topics that reflect the research interests of the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex including, for example, molecular microbiology, marine and environmental biotechnology, molecular virology, chromosome replication, genome stability and chromatin structure and function.
The BSc in Molecular Biology is a four-year course run by the School of Biology. Molecular Biology at St Andrews provides students with high-tech equipment, laboratories and expertise to facilitate learning and to develop the skillset of a modern molecular biologist.In first and second year, modules introduce you to core subject material relevant to all Biology degree programmes in areas such as animal and plant biology, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics.
Alongside Biology, in the first year of your studies you will be required to study an additional two subjects. In the second year, you will usually carry on at least one of these subjects, sometimes two. Find out more about more about how academic years are organised.
Biology graduates are in high demand and are keenly sought after by institutions including the government, universities, research centres and major companies.
Biology graduates have gone on to find success in a wide variety of careers including:
- researchers in academia and the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries
- researchers and advisers in government
- advisers, researchers and managers in the National Health Service
- forensic scientists
- management consultants
- marketing and advertising experts.
- Protein Structure and Function
- Gene Regulation
- Membranes and Cell Communication
- Infection and Disease.
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
Application deadline - 29 January for UK students
DisciplinesMolecular Sciences Bioinformatics Genetics View 427 other Bachelors in Genetics in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
AAAB, including Biology (or Human Biology) and one other science from the following subjects:
AAB, including Biology (or Human Biology) and one other science from the following:
36, including HL6 in Biology and HL6 in one of the following science subjects:
- Computing Science or equivalent
- Design Technology
- Further Mathematics.
International25100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for St Andrews
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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