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Applied Bioscience BSc (Hons)
Applied Bioscience BSc (Hons)

Applied Bioscience BSc (Hons)

  • ID:RGU440235
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • SQA Higher: BBCC including Biology/Human Biology,  plus one other science such as Environmental Science/Physics/Chemistry. English,  Maths and Chemistry, are required at National 5 level Grade B if not held at Higher.

  • GCE A Level: CCC to include Biology plus one other science such as Environmental Science/Physics/Chemistry. English,  Maths and Chemistry, are required at GCSE Grade B or above if not held at A Level.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H3H3H3H3 to include Biology plus one other science. Chemistry, English and Maths are required at Ordinary Level Grade B or above if not held at Higher.

  • IB Diploma: 26 to include Higher Level in Biology at Grade 5 and one further science. Standard Level English and Maths and is required at Grade 4 if not held at Higher Level.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Course Information

The BSc (Hons) Applied Bioscience course at Robert Gordon University is a highly practical course that will provide you with the essential knowledge and laboratory skills for a career in bioscience.

As a Bioscientist you will work on solving the biggest challenges currently faced by people and the planet; fighting disease, protecting the environment and feeding our growing population.

As a graduate, you will be suitably qualified to enter a range of professions due to the study of a wide-variety of topics including microbiology, biotechnology, bioanalysis, molecular biology and genetics, plant biology and environmental science.

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Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   AS1010,   Applied Microbiology, ,

  •   AS1103,   Ecology And Ecosystems, ,

  •   AS1801,   Chemistry For Life Sciences, ,

  •   AS1901,   Biology for Life Sciences, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   AS1026,   Biomolecular Science, , ,

  •   AS1103,   Ecology And Ecosystems, , ,

  •   AS1802,   Analytical Techniques for Life Sciences, , ,

  •   AS1903,   Practical Skills for Life Sciences, , ,

Stage 2, Semester 1,

  •   AS2174,   Vertebrate Anatomy And Physiology, ,

  •   AS2189,   Bioanalysis, ,

  •   AS2910,   Principles Of Pharmacology, ,

Stage 2, Semester 2, ,

  •   AS2101,   Biochemistry Of Eukaryotes And Prokaryotes, , ,

  •   AS2106,   Plant Biology, , ,

  •   AS2903,   Genetics and Molecular Biology, , ,

Stage 3, Semester 1,

  •   AS3016,   Medical Microbiology, ,

  •   AS3033,   Public Health, ,

  •   AS3145,   Bioinformatics, ,

  •   AS3147,   Quality Assurance & Regulations For Industry, ,

Stage 3, Semester 2, ,

  •   AS3054,   Toxicology and Environmental Analysis, , ,

  •   AS3121,   Bioscience And Society, , ,

  •   AS3433,   Advanced Microbiology, , ,

  •   AS4906,   Current Trends in Bioscience, , ,

Stage 4, Semester 1,

  •   AS4920,   Omic Technologies, ,

  •   AS4921,   Biotechnology And Synthetic Biology, ,

  •   AS4998,   Research Methods, ,

Stage 4, Semester 2, ,

  •   AS4199,   Bioscience Honours Research Project, , ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will find Bioscientists working all over the world in a diverse range of settings including research and development laboratories (for example microbiology, marine science and immunology), biotechnology companies, classrooms, sales representatives and the food and drink industry.


On completion of the course you will have a wide-range of career options in the field of biosciences. Many of our graduates find employment within private or public sector research. This could be within university, government, NHS, commercial or charity-funded laboratories. 

Previous BSc Applied Bioscience graduates of Robert Gordon University have also gone on to pursue the following careers:

  • Forensic analysis

  • Environmental consultancy

  • Scientific publishing

  • Secondary school teaching.

You may also decide to continue your studies and specialise with a Master’s degree, or develop your research skills with a PhD.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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