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BSc (Hons)Cell Biology

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £17,900 per year
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Overview

Cell Biology focuses on the fundamental unit of life, taking you on an exploration of the cellular and subcellular worlds that underpin modern biology. Cell Biology is key to understanding how organisms develop, how they respond to their environment and how the diseased state differs from the healthy state.

Recent advances in cell biology are enabling cell biologists to:

- understand the basis of diseases in humans, animals and plants
- develop novel treatments and therapies for diseases
- explore the processes associated with aging
- improve the quality and quantity of important food crops
- develop novel and sustainable fuels
- assess the impacts of environmental changes on biological systems

This course offers you unique and flexible interdisciplinary training from staff whose knowledge is constantly refreshed by their active research work.

As you study, you will develop a thorough understanding of Cell Biology that will give you the choice to progress to more advanced and specialised topics. You will be given the support and encouragement to develop your passion and ideas for your research project where previous Stirling students have excelled in producing high-quality work.

Programme structure

In Semesters 1-4, you’ll study the following core module options: Cell Biology; Physiology; Evolution and Genetics; Statistics; and Biodiversity. In addition, you’ll study laboratory skills in the Biological and Environmental Sciences and Quantitative Techniques. You’ll also take additional modules in other disciplines of your choice, usually from modules offered in Biological or Environmental Sciences or Aquatic Sciences.

Semesters 5-6 include modules in: Enzymes and their Applications; Animal Physiology; Microbiology; and Animal Cell Biology. You’ll also select additional modules such as: Changing Oceans, Applied Immunology, Behavioural Ecology, Plant Ecology and/or Applied Biological Sciences Placement.

In Semesters 7-8, you’ll work on an independent research project and a number of advanced modules which currently include: Molecular Techniques, Omics and Systems Biology, Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics and Biological Control Mechanisms.

Career opportunities

The Cell Biology graduates may follow careers in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and biomedical, biotechnology, and agricultural industries. Other career paths can include civil service, forensic science, teaching, the food industry, and government and industrial research laboratories.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States