Biomedical Science (Developmental Biology) University of Aberdeen

Undergraduate

The primary goal of Biomedical Science is to enhance understanding of human body function in health and disease. In the first two years of your degree, you will gain a broad knowledge of subjects related to medical science and in scientific research methods. In addition, you will enhance your critical analysis abilities, while developing your interpersonal skills through team-working and oral/written communications. Advanced knowledge of developmental biology will be acquired in the third and fourth years of the programme. Research in Developmental Biology is central to the search for cures for many human genetic diseases, including cancer, and is at the forefront of recent advances in modern medicine, which includes stem cell maintenance regeneration and tissue repair.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    2 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Year 1 will prepare you for more detailed studies of human physiology developmental biology that will be made in the second year of study.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B9C1
Institution code A20
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB A minimum of 3 A Levels at ABB to include AB from Chemistry and another science of Mathematics subject.
For Second Year entry, a minimum of 3 A Levels at AAB to include Chemistry, Biology and Phyiscs with AB from Chemistry and Biology.

Also required: GCSE at C or above in English or English Language, Mathematics and in either Chemistry, or Physics.
Scottish Higher AABB A minimum of 4 Highers at AAAB (C or B at Advanced Higher may substitute for B or A at Higher respectively) obtained at a single sitting or a minimum of 5 Highers at AAAAB obtained over two sittings. AB is required from Chemistry and another science or Mathematics subject.
For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 3 AH at AAB, including 2 AH at AB from Chemistry and Biology.

Standard Grades 1, 2 or 3 or Int 2, or National 5 at grades A, B or C in English, Mathematics and in either Chemistry or Physics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points A minimum of 34 points with 6 points at HL required from Chemistry and another science or Mathematics subject.
For Second Year entry, a minimum of 36 points with 6 points minimum at HL required from Chemistry and Biology.
A minimum of SL or HL in English and Maths required.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H3 A minimum of 5H with 4@ H2 AND 1@ H3, with H2 and H3 from Chemistry and another science or mathematics subject, OR AAABB including AB from Chemistry and another science or maths subject. The grading within band B must be at B2 or above.

O in English, Mathematics and in either Chemistry or Physics at a minimum.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) DDD A minimum of DDD with the main subjects being Science or Maths.
Also required: GCSE at C or above in English or English Language, Mathematics and in either Chemistry, or Physics or Dual Award Science.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB For Second Year entry, a minimum of 3 AH at AAB, including 2 AH at AB from Chemistry and Biology.

Standard Grades 1, 2 or 3 or Int 2, or National 5 at grades A, B or C in English, Mathematics and in either Chemistry or Physics.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.0
PTE Academic 54.0 Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 51 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 54 or above
TOEFL (iBT) 78.0 TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 78

In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.

Undergraduate Degrees - English Requirements are detailed here:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/undergraduate-degrees-english-requirements-268.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £19,300 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

International Applicants: When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country, and arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. Our new fixed fee structure means that new international undergraduates (excluding Medicine) are charged the same tuition fee each year, for the duration of their programme of study. Rest of UK (RUK) Applicants: Tuition fees for entry in at the University of Aberdeen, for students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are £9,250 per annum, but the University has capped this so that no student will pay more than £27,750 in total for their three or four year Honours degree, or £37,000 for a five year Honours degree (with the exception of Medicine). There are no up-front tuition fees, as you can apply for a government loan to cover the fees. The loan is not repayable until after graduation.