Edinburgh Napier University

Biological Science Edinburgh Napier University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

Develop your knowledge and research skills in a variety of biological sciences and specialise in areas which interest you the most.

Our course provides you with a broad understanding of biological sciences including biomedical sciences, microbiology, animal and marine biology and immunology. The Biological Sciences degree allows tailored learning to your individual interests. There will therefore be some aspects that are similar to the other degree structures, but allowing flexibility.

You'll benefit from studying in Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside which is rich in biodiversity, and visit local sites of outstanding natural beauty and special scientific interest.

You’ll develop biological skills relevant to your chosen area, such as good laboratory practice, competence in microbiological techniques and field surveying.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

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 C121
Institution code E59
Campus name Sighthill
Campus code S

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BCC Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science or Psychology.

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE grade C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C).
Access to HE Diploma D: 12 credits
M: 33 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction to include Biology or Chemistry or Physics at Level 3. Maths, English, Biology, and Chemistry required at Level 2 or equivalent.
Scottish Higher BBBB Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology at Grade B.

National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry.

If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science^ at minimum grade 5.
^Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

4 points in SL Maths, English, Biology and Chemistry.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3 Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in English, Maths, Biology & Chemistry.

Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements

HNC - Pass in a related subject** with Grade B in the graded unit.
**Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Sciences, Applied Bioscience.

SQA Advanced Higher - BBC to include Biology

A Level - BBB to include Biology

Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements

HND - Pass in a related subject*** with Grade BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units.
***Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Sciences, Applied Biological Sciences

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
Scottish Higher BBCC Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology at Grade B.

National 5 C in English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry also required.

The grades listed above are our minimum entry requirements for applicants who meet our widening participation criteria. For further information about our entry requirements and our widening participation criteria as outlined within our Contextual Admissions Policy please visit our website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £15,522 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Edinburgh Napier University
219 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH14 1DJ


Course contact details

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+44 (0)333 900 60 40