University of Dundee

Discover Life Sciences and Transform your Future

A fully accredited curriculum degree designed and delivered to give you the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in science. A challenging course, done like nowhere else.


Biological Sciences

Gives students a truly research led experience led primarily by people who are actively researching the subject areas.

Biomedical Sciences

Opportunities to study core themes Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

  • Studying abroad in Canada for a year changed my life completely. I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, to experience a different culture, to travel around North America and continue with my science education at the University of Alberta

  • Being first to undergo the significantly improved and intensified degree structure, stirred up my thirst to ensure that the gained knowledge could be put in to practice and help you to be among the best in your future career

Destination Dundee

Why choose us?

  1. Rated top in the UK for the quality of our research in Biological Sciences, according to the most recent national research assessment exercise (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  2. Ranked No.1 for student satisfaction in Biology in the UK National Student Survey 2017
  3. All our courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology
  4. Research-led excellence in teaching — our internationally-acclaimed research staff deliver courses at Levels 3 and 4, ensuring teaching is informed by our world-class research.
  5. Collaboration with major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies mean our degrees have a real-world focus
  6. 89% of our graduates are in further study or employment six months after graduation
  7. Over the next 20 years, biological and biomedical sciences will become increasingly important — particularly at the molecular and cellular level — as we find new ways to diagnose and treat human diseases, and contribute to improvements in health, the economy and the environment.
  8. Our researchers and academic staff are actively involved in collaborations with industry, clinicians, government and health organisations, including the NHS and charitable trusts.
  9. Our courses specialize in themes at the forefront of current biological and biomedical research, so our students are prepared to actively impact on lives and the future of mankind.
  10. There is an emphasis on flexibility – you can explore both biological and biomedical streams before choosing your final pathway.
  11. At levels 1 and 2, there is a heavy emphasis on gaining core laboratory skills and learning a broad range of fundamental biological and biomedical themes before specialization in Level 3 and 4.
  12. At level 3, you choose either a Biological Sciences or Biomedical Sciences pathway. Biological Sciences focuses on researching the cellular and molecular biology underlying key biological processes both in the normal and disease context. Biomedical Sciences looks at researching new and improved ways to diagnose and treat human diseases.
  13. At level 4, you do a specialist Honours project allowing development in advanced practical techniques, data interpretation, scientific writing, communication or literary analysis skills depending on the type of project undertaken.
  14. We provide an optional integrated master’s degree as an additional year of study. This covers focused training in laboratory research and improves employability. Students develop their own research project, write this up in the form of a grant proposal, then carry out a five-month, full-time project.

Broaden your Horizons

Ready, set, grow!

Studying abroad offers a unique opportunity to grow academically, professionally and personally while going on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

An industrial placement can give you the edge when it comes to looking for employment. Use the year to gain practical experience and value added skills while earning some extra money.

At Dundee Life Sciences we give you the opportunity to push yourself to be the best.