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BSc (Hons) Biology

UCAS Code C100 Part-time study available Fast-track your degree

Study Biology at Stirling and you study life. Our degree course will give you the skills and knowledge needed for any of the diverse careers in biology.

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • Download course leaflet
  • Study abroad opportunities

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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?

Our course will teach you the full scope of life: from bacteria to blue whales, from enzymes to ecosystems. For the first two years we’ll show you the broadest possible perspective in Biology before you specialise according to your interests. As you develop your practical skills you’ll become involved with research, giving you the opportunity to contribute to biological discoveries.

As well as field work around Scotland, you can undertake an inspiring 7-day field class in biology at the CERES Field Centre in Aljezur, Portugal. The field station is situated within the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina on the western Portuguese Atlantic coast and is one of the richest regions of Europe in terms of animal and plant biodiversity.

Our staff, active in international research, will ensure you have the skills and in-depth knowledge required for any of the diverse careers in biology.

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What our students said

Catriona Henderson
4th year Biology student
Studying Biology at the University of Stirling has been one of the best decisions I have made.
Laura Whyte
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
The University of Stirling has links with conservation organisations which allowed me to volunteer and gain fieldwork skills I otherwise would not have. I worked with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to monitor hen harrier populations at Flanders Moss just outside of Stirling.
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