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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biology and Geography


Biology joint element: Biology and Geography: 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

Geography joint element: Biology and Geography: First year
Code Module name Credits
GG1001 Welcome to the Anthropocene: Society, Population, Environment 20 AND
GG1002 A World in Crisis? 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


Biology joint element: Biology and Geography: 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 ^
Geography joint element: Biology and Geography: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* GG2011 Geographies of Global Change 30 AND
* GG2012 (Re)constructing environments, people and places 30

Further requirements

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

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass the modules marked * at grade 11 or better at the first sitting or grade 13.5 or better in the re-assessment

Entry to Honours

Students who attain an average of grade 11.0 or above at the first sitting in TWO of 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 Geography: 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

Geography joint element: Biology and Geography: Third year
Code Module name Credits
GG3202 Joint Honours Research Design and Methodology Training (30) 30 AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: GG3100, GG3321 - GG3302
GG3100 Reconstructing Past Environments 20
GG3221 Geographies of Identity and Power 20
GG3224 HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa 20
GG3225 Managing Modern Cities: Strategies for Competitiveness, Sustainability and Social Justice 20
GG3226 Population Studies: Europe before 1914 20
GG3227 Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies 20
GG3229 Environmental Management in Scotland 20
GG3231 The Economic Geography of Homes and Neighbourhoods 20
GG3232 Housing, Community and Social-Spatial Justice 20
GG3233 Transport and Sustainability 20
GG3234 Migration and Transnationalism 20
GG3236 The Geography of Entrepreneurship and Self-employment 20
GG3237 Political and Cultural Geographies of the Border 20
GG3238 Development: voice, power and identity in global times 20
GG3240 Ice and climate 20
GG3241 Quaternary Palaeoecology 20
GG3260 Periglacial Geomorphology 20
GG3261 Quaternary Geomorphology of Scotland 20
GG3262 Climate and Weather Systems 20
GG3263 Glaciers and Glaciation 20
GG3264 Oceans and Climate 20
GG3265 The Science of Climate Change 20
GG3266 Rivers and Floodplains 20
GG3267 Ecosystem Ecology 20
GG3268 Reconstructing Global Climate since the Romans 20
GG3269 Geochronology: Dating the Quaternary and Beyond 20
GG3270 Understanding and Interpreting Environmental Models 20
GG3271 Coastal Processes 20
GG3272 Biogeography 20
GG3273 Scrutinising Segregation: Geographies of Diversity and Inequality 20
GG3274 Socio-Ecological Systems 20
GG3301 Special Topic for Joint or Major Honours in Geography (Junior Honours) 10
GG3302 Special Topic for Honours in Geography (Senior Honours) 10
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


Biology Element: Biology and Geography Joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 30 and 60 credits from Module List: GG4297, GG4298, BL4200 AND
GG4297 Joint Honours Research Dissertation in Geography 30
GG4298 Research Dissertation in Geography 50
BL4200 Literature-based Research Project 30
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
View list Between 30 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

One of GG4297 or GG4298 must be taken.
Geography joint element: Biology and Geography: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
( View list Credits TBC from Module List: GG3100, GG3220 - GG3302, SG3220 - SG3295, SG4221 - SG4229, EG3020 - EG4020, ES4031 AND
GG3100 Reconstructing Past Environments 20
GG3221 Geographies of Identity and Power 20
GG3224 HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa 20
GG3225 Managing Modern Cities: Strategies for Competitiveness, Sustainability and Social Justice 20
GG3226 Population Studies: Europe before 1914 20
GG3227 Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies 20
GG3229 Environmental Management in Scotland 20
GG3231 The Economic Geography of Homes and Neighbourhoods 20
GG3232 Housing, Community and Social-Spatial Justice 20
GG3233 Transport and Sustainability 20
GG3234 Migration and Transnationalism 20
GG3236 The Geography of Entrepreneurship and Self-employment 20
GG3237 Political and Cultural Geographies of the Border 20
GG3238 Development: voice, power and identity in global times 20
GG3240 Ice and climate 20
GG3241 Quaternary Palaeoecology 20
GG3260 Periglacial Geomorphology 20
GG3261 Quaternary Geomorphology of Scotland 20
GG3262 Climate and Weather Systems 20
GG3263 Glaciers and Glaciation 20
GG3264 Oceans and Climate 20
GG3265 The Science of Climate Change 20
GG3266 Rivers and Floodplains 20
GG3267 Ecosystem Ecology 20
GG3268 Reconstructing Global Climate since the Romans 20
GG3269 Geochronology: Dating the Quaternary and Beyond 20
GG3270 Understanding and Interpreting Environmental Models 20
GG3271 Coastal Processes 20
GG3272 Biogeography 20
GG3273 Scrutinising Segregation: Geographies of Diversity and Inequality 20
GG3274 Socio-Ecological Systems 20
GG3301 Special Topic for Joint or Major Honours in Geography (Junior Honours) 10
GG3302 Special Topic for Honours in Geography (Senior Honours) 10
SG3235 Science, Society and Natural Resource Management 20
SG3272 Socio-ecological systems 20
SG3273 Remote Sensing for Environmental and Social Research 20
SG3274 Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Science 20
SG4221 Review Essay 20
SG4222 Advanced Qualitative Analysis 20
SG4223 Advanced Quantitative Analysis 20
SG4224 Advanced Topics in Physical Sciences 20
SG4228 Advanced Topics in Geographic Information Science (GISci) 20
EG3020 Global Climate Change 15
EG3031 Special Topic for Physical Geography 5
EG3032 Special Environmental Topic for Physical Geography 5
EG4020 Geochronology 15
ES4031 Analytical Sciences 5
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
( ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15 OR
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15 )

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Select modules to ensure between 90 and 150 credits have been selected from these options across Third and Fourth Year.

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 ).