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Our Biosciences courses allow you to specialise in certain areas as you discover what you enjoy. All courses are taught in an applied way, giving you the most-up-to-date skills in your chosen area whether it’s field or lab work. So you’ll be work-ready when you graduate.


Our partnership with St Abbs Marine Station gives students unique opportunities to engage in exciting research on current and future challenges to coastal and marine environments.


We aim to put the best tools at your disposal and our labs
boast both a Flow Cytometer and Confocal microscope.


All our lecturers are active in their research programmes, so their knowledge is very


Our laboratories are purpose built and stocked with the latest equipment so you’ll be able to hit the ground running when you graduate. Some examples of the equipment that students are wowed by are our Confocal Microscope and Flow Cytometer. All of the courses and modules are based within our Sighthill campus, just 20 minutes on the tram from the city centre.
Careers svg icon CAREERS

  • Research Scientist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Healthcare Scientist
  • Medical Sales Rep
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Conservation Manager
  • Environmental Protection Officer
  • Science Writer
  • Academic Researcher
  • Research and Development
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Fishery Manager
  • Quality Assurance Auditor
Placements svg icon PLACEMENTS

Nothing beats hands-on experience. Putting theory into practice builds confidence and
gets you work ready. So work placements are a valuable part of most of our Biosciences
courses. We have excellent links to local and international companies to give you a wide
range of placement opportunities. We also run the highly successful Getting Inside
Scheme; this can give you an internship with a company over the summer for invaluable
work experience.

Study Abroad svg icon STUDY ABROAD

There is the opportunity to study abroad as part of this course, we have links with a partner university in Denmark.