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Course summary

Molecular biology underpins modern life sciences and looks at how macro-molecules like proteins and nucleic acids can help solve biological problems. This allows us to test biochemical theories on a small, controlled scale before adapting them into real-world solutions. At Levels 1 and 2, you’ll study a range of life sciences topics before focusing on areas including microbiology and gene regulation and expression at Levels 3 and 4. Gaining a strong understanding of key theories, from the molecular level right up to full body systems will help you understand the field as a whole. Your first two years of study will introduce concepts like evolution, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You’ll develop practical laboratory and data analysis skills, and learn to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course. Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field. You’ll pick modules that interest you and may also be able to transfer to one of our other life sciences courses if you choose the relevant modules. Laboratory sessions throughout your degree will help integrate theory and your practical skills meaning you learn about all aspects of the field and develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C720
Institution code:
D65
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/biochemistry/#info-entry-requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements


English language requirements

You can find details of our specific IELTS English language requirements and other accepted English language qualifications on the individual course webpages on the University website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course. All results will be verified online.

General guidance for our accepted English language qualifications

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/guides/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

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90%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £24800 Year 1
International £24800 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees shown for Rest of UK and Scot/EU students are for 2022/23. The fees for 2023/24 have not yet been confirmed and we expect confirmation of these in March 2023. International tuition fees shown are confirmed for 2023/24 entry. These will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.
Molecular Biology at University of Dundee - UCAS