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University of Dundee

Dundee , Scotland ,United Kingdom

Molecular Biology BSc (Hons)

Molecular biology underpins modern life sciences and looks at how macro-molecules like proteins and nucleic acids can help solve biological problems. This allows us to test biochemical theories on a small, controlled scale before adapting them into real-world solutions.

At Levels 1 and 2, you’ll study a range of life sciences topics before focusing on areas including microbiology and gene regulation and expression at Levels 3 and 4.

Gaining a strong understanding of key theories, from the molecular level right up to full body systems will help you understand the field as a whole.

Your first two years of study will introduce concepts like evolution, biological organization, molecular mechanisms, and processes. You’ll develop practical laboratory and data analysis skills, and learn to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field. You’ll pick modules that interest you and may also be able to transfer to one of our other life sciences courses if you choose the relevant modules.

Laboratory sessions throughout your degree will help integrate theory and your practical skills meaning you learn about all aspects of the field and develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.

Campus Information

Dundee Campus

The main campus of the university is located in Dundee's West End which contains many of the university's teaching and research facilities; the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Law School and the Dundee Dental Hospital and School.

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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The University of Dundee Careers Service is a team of trained and dedicated professionals who are here to help and support the career development of all our students, graduates and staff. Careers Service exists to empower individuals to develop their potential and take confident informed steps towards their future.

All Careers Service appointments and Quick Queries are currently being delivered online.

  • We have several resources available for you depending on the nature of your query.
  • For quick careers related question you can book a 15 min Quick Query appointment through the Careers Portal. Log in with your university username and password. 
  • For review of CVs or applications email us through the Ask a Question tab in the Careers Portal. For information on CVs, applications and job interviews 
  • You can book a longer 30 minute online appointment with an Adviser through the Careers Portal.

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PSW Opportunity

2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate - Year 1
Students must have good results (60% overall) in the CBSE, ISC or leading state board XII Standard exams.

If you are applying to study Medicine or Dentistry we require a minimum of CBSE/12th Standard with 85% or above overall and 85% or above in a minimum of three subjects (including Chemistry and another science subject).

Undergraduate - Year 2
Students with excellent grades (75%+ in four subjects including subjects relevant to the chosen course) may be able to enter the 2nd year of some degree courses directly.

Direct entry to year 2 of Medicine and Dentistry is not available.

English language proficiency tests
There are many English language tests available, you need to take one of the tests we recognize.

Details of the minimum scores we accept in these tests, and how they compare to IELTS, are below.

English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course.

IELTS (Academic)
Lower 
  • Overall: 6.0
  • Writing: 6.0
  • Listening: 5.5
  • Reading: 5.5
  • Speaking: 5.5

Standard

  • Overall: 6.5
  • Writing: 6.0
  • Listening: 5.5
  • Reading: 5.5
  • Speaking: 5.5

Higher

  • Overall: 7.0
  • Writing: 7.0
  • Listening: 7.0
  • Reading: 7.0
  • Speaking: 7.0

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  • Course Code: C720
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 91800 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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