Applied Biological Sciences

Applied Biological Sciences

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: September
International tuition: £15,600
Domestic tuition: £1,820

Program overview

Semesters 1-4 will be delivered by Forth Valley College at their Falkirk Campus, with some key subject tutorials delivered at the University of Stirling. The semesters focus on the acquisition of fundamental biological laboratory skills, giving you an understanding of the science that underpins them. All modules will have an applied and practical skills focus. Much of the teaching will be done in small classes at Forth Valley College, with others at the University of Stirling, including a module in statistics, focused practical laboratory sessions and opportunities to undertake project work in Year 2. From Semester 5, you will be taught at the University of Stirling campus for the remainder of the course. Modules will focus largely on the cellular and molecular aspects of biological sciences including immunology and microbiology. An industrial placement module will give you valuable insight into how the biosciences industries work, as well as giving you hands-on experience in the workplace. Your final year will focus on advanced cellular and molecular biology, proteomic/genomic tools and experimental design together with an extended research dissertation carried out in in academics’ laboratories, and a number of elective modules. Research-led teaching is the key to deep learning and understanding. This approach, together with business placements, enables you to apply the skills that you develop to modern biosciences careers. We offer a wide range of research topics for your dissertation projects, from environmental and applied microbiology to cancer research. You'll have full access to all of the University and College’s facilities and will be fully enrolled within both institutions.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
SQA Advanced Highers: BBB or equivalents. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill Pearson Test of English 54 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component IBT TOEFL 80 with no subtest less than 17 Trinity ISE II Pass overall and Pass in each sub-skill, ISE III Pass overall and in all sub-skills, ISE IV Pass overall and in all sub-skills

Career opportunities

Many of the graduates find employment within the NHS and other healthcare providers, in jobs such as virology, haematology, microbiology, biochemistry, and many others. In addition, you’ll be well skilled for employment within University research laboratories, or to embark on a research career in areas such as food security, development of sustainable fuels, novel treatments for diseases, microbiology and environmental sciences.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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