Biology and Earth Sciences at University of St Andrews - UCAS

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Course summary

Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading teaching centres. Today, we offer a flexible degree structure based on your choice of subject specialism, creating an environment which nurtures inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

All applicants must have attained the following qualifications, or equivalent, in addition to the specific entry requirements for individual programmes. 1) SQA National 5 (B) in English and one SQA National 5 (B) from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing science, Geography, Lifeskills Mathematics (A grade), Mathematics, Physics, Psychology. 2) GSCE (5 or B) in English language or English literature, and one GSCE (5 or B) from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology. Applicants with other qualifications including other International or European qualifications should refer to our website for further information and country specific entry requirements www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/entry. All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of ability to use English sufficiently well to be able to fully participate in and benefit from this course of study. The University accepts a wide range of language tests and language qualifications. Please refer to our website for further details and our current minimum English language requirements: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/entry/language-requirements.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

All applicants must have attained the following qualifications, or equivalent, in addition to the specific entry requirements for individual programmes. 1) SQA National 5 (B) in English and one SQA National 5 (B) from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing science, Geography, Lifeskills Mathematics (A grade), Mathematics, Physics, Psychology. 2) GSCE (5 or B) in English language or English literature, and one GSCE (5 or B) from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology. Applicants with other qualifications including other International or European qualifications should refer to our website for further information and country specific entry requirements www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/entry. All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of ability to use English sufficiently well to be able to fully participate in and benefit from this course of study. The University accepts a wide range of language tests and language qualifications. Please refer to our website for further details and our current minimum English language requirements: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/entry/language-requirements.


Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
EU £30160* Year 1
International £30160* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU and Overseas fees are £30,160 for entry in 2024/5. The fee for 2025/6 entry has not yet been set.
Biology and Earth Sciences at University of St Andrews - UCAS