Bachelor of Science (single Honours degree)
Four years full time
- Start date: 9 September 2019
- End date: 30 June 2023
If you started this programme in 2018, you can find information about 2018 entry on the 2018 Biology page. Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
AAAB, including Biology (or Human Biology) and one other science from the following:
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.
We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry on to our programmes, please see our entry requirements for more information.
Well-qualified school leavers may be able to apply for admission directly into the second year of this course. Find out more about direct entry to second year Biology BSc.
For degrees combining more than one subject, the subject with the higher entry requirements determines the grades you need. You will also need to meet any further subject specific entrance requirements as outlined on their pages.
If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.
Do I need to have studied this subject before?
Students must have studied Biology (or Human Biology) at SQA Higher, GCE A-Level or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates offering strong science qualifications over and above the stated minimum requirements.
Faculty entry requirements
You must also meet the Faculty of Science minimum qualifications. These vary depending on which qualifications you hold.
Passes in other examinations at equivalent levels and subjects may be accepted by the Dean of the Faculty. More information on how to apply via other entry routes or accreditation of prior learning and experience can be found on the University’s entry requirements webpage.
Find out more about Faculty of Science entry requirements.
St Andrews students must meet with their Adviser of Studies at the beginning of Semester 1 in September to complete advising – a compulsory part of the matriculation process. After module choices have been decided, a timetable will be allocated indicating the dates and times of classes.