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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biomolecular Science


Biomolecular Science single: First year
Code Module name Credits
BL1101 Biology 1 20 AND
BL1102 Biology 2 20 AND
CH1401 Introductory Inorganic and Physical Chemistry 20 AND
CH1601 Organic and Biological Chemistry 1 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


This course does not have RSC accreditation.

Biomolecular Science single: Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ BL2301 Cell Biology 15 AND
^ BL2302 Molecular Biology 15 AND
^ BL2306 Biochemistry 15 AND
^ BL2309 Applied Molecular Biology 15 AND
~ CH2501 Inorganic Chemistry 2 30 AND
~ CH2601 Organic Chemistry 2 30

Further requirements

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


This course does not have RSC accreditation.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ~
Biomolecular Science single: Second year (Direct Entry)
Code Module name Credits
^ BL2301 Cell Biology 15 AND
^ BL2302 Molecular Biology 15 AND
^ BL2306 Biochemistry 15 AND
^ BL2309 Applied Molecular Biology 15 AND
~ CH1202 Introductory Chemistry for Second Year Direct Entry Students 10 AND
~ CH2501 Inorganic Chemistry 2 30 AND
CH2601 Organic Chemistry 2 30

Further requirements

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


This course does not have RSC accreditation.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
  • pass 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.


Biomolecular Science single: Third year
Code Module name Credits
BL3301 Protein Structure and Function 20 AND
BL3310 Bioenergetics 20 AND
CH3431 Chemistry Workshop 10 AND
CH3612 Synthetic Methodology 10 AND
CH3613 Carbohydrate and Nucleic Acid Chemistry 10 AND
CH3615 Mechanism in Organic Chemistry 10 AND
CH3621 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 10 AND
CH3716 Quantitative Aspects of Medicinal Chemistry 10 AND
PN3312 Pharmacology 20

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


This course does not have RSC accreditation.

Biomolecular Science single: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
BL4210 Practical Skills for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 15 AND
CH4442 Chemistry Research Project 50 AND
View list 45 credits from Biomolecular Science Fourth Year Biology Optional Modules AND
BL4212 How Enzymes Work 15
BL4213 Molecular Virology 15
BL4215 Bacterial Virulence Factors 15
BL4216 Structure-based Drug Discovery 15
BL4222 Metabolic and Clinical Biochemistry 15
BL4223 Molecular and cell biology of eukaryotic DNA replication 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
View list 10 credits from Biomolecular Science Fourth Year Chemistry Optional Modules
CH4612 Blockbuster Pharmaceuticals 10
CH4614 Heterocyclic and Pericyclic Chemistry 10
CH4615 Fragrance, Food and Colour Chemistry 10
CH5611 Asymmetric Synthesis 10
CH5612 Natural Products, Biosynthesis and Enzyme Co-factors 10
CH5613 Reactive Intermediates 10
CH5614 Chemical Biology 10
CH5616 Molecular Recognition 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


This course does not have RSC accreditation.

Alternatively, by special arrangement only:
75 credits: BL4201 and BL4210;
50 credits in five of: CH4612, CH4614, CH4615, CH5611, CH5612, CH5613, CH5614, CH5616.


Professional accreditation

Unless otherwise stated, all degree programmes in Chemistry are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for professional membership.

Other information

Direct entry into Level 2000 is possible, in which case credit of 120 credits at level 1000 is given on the basis of school examinations.

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 ).