Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) BSc (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE C720
This is the study of biological systems at the molecular level. It has opened up since the discovery of the structure of DNA and is being used to change aspects of medicine, agriculture and industry, for example, through genetic engineering. Indeed, it underpins the genomics revolution that is changing the face of all biological and biomedical science areas. You will be introduced to molecular cloning and genetic manipulation techniques central to the study of organisms and to biotechnology.

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Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
75th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
15th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
19th

Start date and duration

Start date
13-SEP-21
Full Time
4 Years

Biology (Non-Specific)

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 95 = 5% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
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Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Biology (Non-Specific) graduate salary at this uni
£19,000
UK Biology (Non-Specific) graduate salary
£19,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, September 2020

Entry requirements
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Biology (Non-Specific)

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Biology
99%
Chemistry
85%
Mathematics
62%
Geography
14%
Physics
11%

Tuition fees

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£9,250 per year
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£1,820 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
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£28,950 per year
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£28,950 per year
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Where you'll study

University of Edinburgh

George Square Edinburgh
Edinburgh, City Of
EH8 9JZ United Kingdom Nearest train station: Edinburgh Waverley  0.3 miles away

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