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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biology and Economics


Biology joint element: Biology and Economics: First year
Code Module name Credits
BL1101 Biology 1 20 AND
BL1102 Biology 2 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

BSc Economics (Joint Honours): First year
Code Module name Credits
(( EC1001 Macroeconomics 20 AND
EC1002 Microeconomics 20 ) OR
EC1004 Economics 20 ) AND
View list Between 0 and 40 credits from Module List: EC1003, EC1008 AND
EC1003 Mathematics for Economists 20
EC1008 Finance 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Students who have passed MT1002 are exempt from EC1003
EC1003 may be taken in second year

Biology joint element: Biology and Economics: Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ View list 60 credits from Module List: BL2300 - BL2310
BL2300 Research Methods in Biology 15
BL2301 Cell Biology 15
BL2302 Molecular Biology 15
BL2303 Evolutionary Biology 15
BL2304 Invertebrate Zoology 15
BL2305 Cell Systems 15
BL2306 Biochemistry 15
BL2307 Ecology 15
BL2308 Vertebrate Zoology 15
BL2309 Applied Molecular Biology 15
BL2310 Comparative Physiology 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
BSc Economics (Joint Honours): Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ EC2001 Intermediate Microeconomics 20 AND
^ EC2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics 20 AND
EC2203 Statistics for Economists 20 AND
EC1003 Mathematics for Economists 20 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Students who have passed MT1002 are exempt from EC1003.
Students who have passed MT2004 or MT2508 are exempt from EC2203

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass at first sitting and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^

Entry to Honours

Students who attain an average of grade 11.0 or above at the first sitting in the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes*.
*Apart from students on Integrated Masters degrees.
Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

BSc Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 levels.


Biology joint element: Biology and Economics: Third year
Code Module name Credits
BL3320 Statistical and Quantitative Skills for Biologists 10 AND
( BL3000 Field Course 10 OR
BL3321 Advanced Critical Analysis Reading Party 10 OR
BL3322 Basic Biochemistry Laboratory 10 ) AND
View list 40 credits from Module List: BL3301 - BL3319, BL3323, PN3312 - PN3313
BL3301 Protein Structure and Function 20
BL3302 Gene Regulation 20
BL3303 Membranes and Cell Communication 20
BL3307 Evolution 20
BL3308 Aquatic Ecology 20
BL3309 Ecosystems and Conservation 20
BL3310 Bioenergetics 20
BL3311 Infection and Disease 20
BL3315 Developmental Biology 20
BL3316 Animal Plant Interactions 20
BL3318 Biology of Marine Organisms 20
BL3319 Animal Behaviour: A Quantitative Approach 20
BL3323 Terrestrial Zoology 20
PN3312 Pharmacology 20
PN3313 Neuroscience 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

BSc Economics (Joint Honours): Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: EC3301 - EC3350, EC4401 - EC4489 AND
EC3301 Econometrics 20
EC3302 Decision and Game Theory 20
EC3303 Economic Growth 20
EC3304 Mathematical Economics 20
EC3305 Incentives, Contracts and Markets 20
EC3306 Economic Fluctuations 20
EC4401 Advanced Econometrics 20
EC4402 Economic History 20
EC4403 Health and Education 20
EC4405 Economics of the Environment 20
EC4406 Experimental Economics (20) 20
EC4407 Behavioural Economics 20
EC4408 Industrial Organisation and Regulations 20
EC4409 International Macroeconomics 20
EC4410 International Trade 20
EC4411 Economics of Labour 20
EC4414 Macroeconomic Policy 20
EC4415 Public Economics 20
EC4416 Innovation Economics (20) 20
EC4417 Financial Economics: Asset Pricing 20
EC4418 Financial Economics: Corporate Finance 20
EC4419 Economics of Development 20
EC4420 Inequality and Redistribution 20
EC4421 Political Economy 20
EC4424 The Economics of Migration 20
EC4425 Econometrics of Impact Evaluation 20
EC4430 Portfolio Management 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Students must take at least 40 credits from EC3301 - EC3350, EC4401 over third and fourth year.

Biology Element: Biology and Economics Joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
( BL4200 Literature-based Research Project 30 OR
BL4201 Experimental Research Project 60 OR
EC4302 Research Project
Not running in 2017-2018
30 ) AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: BL4210 - BL4301, ID4001, PN4230 - PN4231, PN4234 - PN4235
BL4210 Practical Skills for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 15
BL4211 Antimicrobials - Mode of Action and Resistance 15
BL4212 How Enzymes Work 15
BL4213 Molecular Virology 15
BL4215 Bacterial Virulence Factors 15
BL4216 Structure-based Drug Discovery 15
BL4220 Geomicrobiology - from Gold Mines to Global Warming, how Microbes influence our Planet 15
BL4222 Metabolic and Clinical Biochemistry 15
BL4223 Molecular and cell biology of eukaryotic DNA replication 15
BL4224 Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Trafficking 15
BL4230 Neurodegeneration and Aging 15
BL4231 Neuromodulation 15
BL4232 Neuroethology 15
BL4234 Synaptic Transmission 15
BL4235 Motoneurons: From Physiology to Pathology 15
BL4248 Human Physiology of Diving 15
BL4249 Scientific Diving 15
BL4251 Tropical Marine Biology 15
BL4254 Fisheries Research 15
BL4255 Marine and Environmental Biotechnology 15
BL4256 Marine Bioacoustics 15
BL4258 Foraging in Marine Mammals 15
BL4259 Marine Mammals and Man 15
BL4260 Biological Oceanography 15
BL4262 Environmental Drivers of Marine Habitats 15
BL4263 The Question of Culture in Cetaceans 15
BL4266 Conservation Research Methods 15
BL4268 Scientific Communication in Biodiversity and Conservation 15
BL4270 Plant-environment Interactions 15
BL4273 Bioinformatics for Biologists 15
BL4274 Evolutionary Developmental Biology 15
BL4275 Evolution in Action 15
BL4278 Biology of Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Vertebrates 15
BL4280 Evolution and Human Behaviour 15
BL4281 Animal Communication and Cognition 15
BL4282 Biology and Behaviour of Social Insects 15
BL4284 Breeding Systems and Sexual Conflict 15
BL4285 Complex Systems in Animal Behaviour 15
BL4286 Advanced Topics in Evolution 15
BL4301 Polar Ecology: A field course in Antarctica 15
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
PN4230 Neurodegeneration and Aging 15
PN4231 Neuromodulation 15
PN4234 Synaptic Transmission 15
PN4235 Motoneurons: From Physiology to Pathology 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

BSc Economics (Joint Honours): Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: EC3301 - EC3350, EC4401 - EC4499, EC5201 - EC5203
EC3301 Econometrics 20
EC3302 Decision and Game Theory 20
EC3303 Economic Growth 20
EC3304 Mathematical Economics 20
EC3305 Incentives, Contracts and Markets 20
EC3306 Economic Fluctuations 20
EC4401 Advanced Econometrics 20
EC4402 Economic History 20
EC4403 Health and Education 20
EC4405 Economics of the Environment 20
EC4406 Experimental Economics (20) 20
EC4407 Behavioural Economics 20
EC4408 Industrial Organisation and Regulations 20
EC4409 International Macroeconomics 20
EC4410 International Trade 20
EC4411 Economics of Labour 20
EC4414 Macroeconomic Policy 20
EC4415 Public Economics 20
EC4416 Innovation Economics (20) 20
EC4417 Financial Economics: Asset Pricing 20
EC4418 Financial Economics: Corporate Finance 20
EC4419 Economics of Development 20
EC4420 Inequality and Redistribution 20
EC4421 Political Economy 20
EC4424 The Economics of Migration 20
EC4425 Econometrics of Impact Evaluation 20
EC4430 Portfolio Management 20
EC4498 Research Project in Economics 20
EC4499 Dissertation in Economics 40
EC5201 Macroeconomics 20
EC5202 Microeconomics 20
EC5203 Econometric Methods and Applications 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Students must take at least 40 credits from EC3301 - EC3350, EC4401 over third and fourth year.

Access to EC5201 - EC5203 is only available with the permission of the Director of Teaching to students in the Second Year of an Honours Programme who have achieved at leat 17.5 in a relevant module, namely, EC3303 or EC3306 for EC5201, EC3302 or EC3505 for EC5202, in EC4401 for EC5203

Other information

With the permission of the Director of Teaching up to 20 credits per programme may be taken in a module outwith the specified modules in all School of Biology Programmes. Where there are choices between modules in the programmes, some options may have pre-requisites therefore the 1000- and 2000-level modules taken may limit choices. The availability of 4000-level modules in the School of Biology will be dependent on sufficient student demand.

Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).