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BSc (Hons)Biology and Psychology

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

Are you interested in the evolution of animal behaviour, the genetic engineering of crops or the hidden worlds of molecular and cell biology? Are you curious about how plants and animals will respond to climate change?

This course in Biology will teach you the full scope of life through multiple biological disciplines: from bacteria to blue whales, from enzymes to ecosystems. For the first two years, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the general processes that govern life on Earth, before specialising according to your interests in the latter half of the degree programme. As you develop your practical skills you’ll become involved with research, giving you the opportunity to contribute to biological discoveries.

The award-winning Psychology course sits at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary scientific research. The focus is on important societal problems such as detection of criminals and the improvement of health outcomes. After introducing Psychology to you as biological and social science, topics as diverse as brain functioning, development and social behaviour will be covered. You’ll develop a deep knowledge and understanding of mind and behaviour.

Programme structure

During Semesters 1-4 you’ll take core modules in Cell Biology, Physiology, Genetics and Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity. You’ll learn practical skills in Natural Sciences and Quantitative Techniques and do a field course for ecology and identification skills. Additionally, you can select from modules offered in Ecosystem, Environmental and Aquatic Sciences.

During Semesters 5 – 6 you’ll take a core module in Plant Ecology and Physiology and you’ll also take five modules from a range of options in animal and human biology.

In Semesters 7-8, the range of specialist half-modules allows you to specialise in an area of biology that particularly interests you. You’ll undertake an independent research project and study between four or six advanced modules from a range of options. Final-year projects are a challenging yet valuable part of the degrees. In recent years, students on the Biology course have completed projects within the broad disciplines of Animal Behaviour, Plant Physiology and Ecology, Animal Ecology, Molecular Cell Biology, Parasitology, Molecular and Population Genetics. Projects are supervised by the staff, but may also be carried out in conjunction with an external organisation.

Career opportunities

From life science jobs to research and teaching, there’s a great deal of variation in jobs available to graduates with Biology and Psychology degrees including:

- research scientist
- science writer
- medical writer
- biotechnologist
- higher education lecturer
- microbiologist
- nanotechnologist
- conservation
- pharmacologist
- secondary school teacher
- soil scientist
- statistician
- zoologist
- psychotherapist
- advice worker
- market researcher
- counsellor

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