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Biological Sciences (Bioinformatics)

Biological Sciences examines life in all its forms with a focus on the cellular level, from molecular and chemical processes to the details of cellular function

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Key Facts

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Degree

(BSc (Hons)) Biological Sciences (Bioinformatics)

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Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

This course starts as a broad-based curriculum at Levels 1 and 2, which allows you to combine a wide range of topics before specialising in areas that interest you at Levels 3 and 4.

With any aspect of life sciences, it’s important to understand key theories of biology, from molecular level right up to full body systems and beyond. Your first two years of study will explore core concepts like genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes.

You will develop your practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and designing and running experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course.

You can pick modules that interest you and graduate with BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, or choose a pathway – Bioinformatics or Plant Sciences – to have these added to your degree title. The flexibility of our courses also means you can transfer on to a different life sciences degree if you choose the relevant modules.

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Important

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

Lab sessions throughout your degree will help you integrate knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.

Our Biological Sciences graduates go on to work in a wide range of careers including: government research institutes teaching and research in universities teaching in primary and secondary schools the pharmaceutical and food industries conservation bodies

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.