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Course summary

Molecular biology studies the structure and activity of macro-molecules essential to life. It 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. From there, they can be adapted into real-world solutions. Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances. This will also help you gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the field. This course also allows you to spend a year working in industry, for example, in a commercial laboratory. This allows you to gain real-world skills and improve your CV. It also presents you with the opportunity to network and build relationships. These are all things that could have a positive impact on your career upon graduating from university. At Levels 1 and 2, you’ll study a range of life sciences topics such as:

  • evolution
  • biological organisation
  • molecular mechanisms and processes
You will develop your practical skills such as laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for designing and carrying out projects later in your course. You’ll then focus on areas such as microbiology and gene regulation and expression at Levels 3 and 4. This will allow you to gain a strong understanding of key theories, from the molecular level right up to full body systems. This will help you understand the field as a whole. You have the flexibility to pick modules that appeal to you, highlighting to future employers where your interests lie. The year in industry will occur between levels 3 and 4. We will support you to find a suitable placement, however if a placement is not found, you will have the opportunity to transfer to the standard four year course.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C721
Institution code:
D65
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/undergraduate/molecular-biology-industry/entry-requirements

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/undergraduate/molecular-biology-industry/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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

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. If you choose to take this course with a year in Industry, the fees for the Year in Industry are, Scotland : £910 England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland : £1,850 International : £4,960
Molecular Biology (with a year in industry) at University of Dundee - UCAS