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Reproductive Biology The University of Edinburgh Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

Reproductive biology aims to understand the scientific principles that govern reproduction in humans and other mammals.

You will study the requirements for reproduction, including the production of sufficient numbers of viable gametes, fertilisation, implantation in a receptive uterus, formation of a placenta that can sustain and nurture a baby, and delivery at full term.

Advances in this field provided the knowledge for assisted conception and revolutionised reproductive medicine and veterinary practice.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

EU

International

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 C142
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB - AAB Grades must be achieved in one set of exams. Required subjects: A Level: Biology and Chemistry at grade B. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. GCSEs: Mathematics and English at Grade C or 4.
Scottish Higher ABBB - AAAB These grades must be achieved by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Higher: Biology and Chemistry at grade B. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. Qualified applicants are advised to take Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher level where possible. National 5: Mathematics at grade C. English at grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 32 points Award of Diploma with 36 points with 66 at HL - 32 points with 65 at HL. Required subjects: HL: Biology and Chemistry, one at grade 5 and one at grade 6. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. SL: English at grade 5 and Mathematics at grade 4. From 2021, only the Mathematics: Analysis and approaches pathway will be accepted where Mathematics is required.

Direct entry to second year is available. Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

Please apply for only one Biomedical Sciences programme. You will have the opportunity to switch between programmes in later years provided the required courses have been passed.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB Required subjects: A Level: Biology and Chemistry at grade B. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. GCSEs: Mathematics and English at Grade C or 4.
Scottish Higher ABBB Required subjects: Higher: Biology and Chemistry at grade B. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. Qualified applicants are advised to take Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher level where possible. National 5: Mathematics at grade C. English at grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Award of Diploma with 32 points with 65 at HL. Required subjects: HL: Biology and Chemistry, one at grade 5 and one at grade 6. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. SL: English at grade 5 and Mathematics at grade 4. From 2021, only the Mathematics: Analysis and approaches pathway will be accepted where Mathematics is required.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £27,550 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scotland In 2019 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2019 entry. For 2020 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU 2020 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). In 2019 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate

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