Direct entry to second year Biochemistry MBiochem (Hons) 2021 entry
It is possible for students applying for the Biochemistry MBiochem single Integrated Masters degree to enter directly into the second year of study, meaning you will complete your degree in only four years instead of five.
This option is offered to students with excellent Advanced Higher, A-Level or International Baccalaureate qualifications.
Students who enter directly into second year will take modules required by the Biochemistry MBiochem programme from the second year on, bypassing first-year modules entirely.
Direct entry students will have the opportunity to study abroad during their second year of study and to go on an external placement during the third year of study.
To find out more information, or to discuss the possibility of direct entry to second year, please contact the School of Biology.
Master in Biochemistry (Integrated Masters degree)
Four years full time
Start date: 6 September 2021
End date: 30 June 2025
These grades are the overall standards required to consider you for entry.
Advanced Highers: AB, including Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry
AAA, including Biology and Chemistry
38, including HL6 in Biology and HL6 in Chemistry
We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry on to our programmes, please see our entry requirements for more information.
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.
Students must have studied Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry at SQA Advanced Highers, GCE A-Level, or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates offering strong science qualifications over and above the stated minimum requirements.
General entry requirements
All applicants must have attained the following qualifications, or equivalent, in addition to the specific entry requirements for individual programmes.
SQA National 5 (B) in English and one SQA National 5 (B) from the following:
Lifeskills Mathematics (A grade)
GCSE (5) in English language or English literature, and one GCSE (5) from the following:
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.