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Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology BSc
Molecular Biology BSc

Molecular Biology BSc

  • ID:UOA440097
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Month:£1,608.33
  • LivingFee/Month:£253.75
  • TuitionFee/Month:£1,608.33
  • LivingFee/Month:£253.75
Estimated Total/program:
£89,379.84
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

  • A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

  • International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

English requirements

  • IELTS Academic

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

  • TOEFL iBT

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

  • PTE Academic

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

  • Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Course Information

Molecular Biology is the investigation at the molecular level of all aspects of cells and tissues from simple systems in bacteria to more complex systems in plants and mammals. It has been responsible for spectacular successes in the treatment of disease caused either by bacteria and viruses on the one hand, or inborn genetic errors on the other. Molecular Biology is central to current investigations to understand the genetic basis of human disease and pathology, as well as to the development of improved crops.

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Pathway Courses

International students who do not meet the direct entry requirements have the opportunity to complete the Undergraduate Foundation Programme at the University of Aberdeen International Study Centre. Upon successful completion you can progress to an undergraduate degree in Arts and Social Sciences with us.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Many of our Molecular Biology graduates follow their degree with doctoral research. Others move into positions in hospital research, diagnostic laboratories and research institutes. Some of our graduates have gone on to train for careers in Genetic Counselling, Biomedical Ethics and Forensic sciences.

Major employers of graduates include the scientific civil service, pharmaceutical, food, fermentation and related industries.

Students in Molecular Biology at Aberdeen have taken part in the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) Competition, which is held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. iGEM is an international competition that gives undergraduate student experience of the exciting and rapidly developing field of synthetic biology. Past University of Aberdeen teams have won gold medals in this competition.

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