BSc (Hons) Biological and Biomedical Sciences (joint degree with National University of Singapore)


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Program Description

This degree allows you to study in two leading universities in the field of life sciences, spending the first part of your degree in Dundee, Scotland and the second part in Singapore at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

You will learn key theories - from the molecular level to full-body systems - to understand the field as a whole.

Your first five semesters (till halfway through Level 3) are spent at the University of Dundee and will cover core concepts including genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You’ll develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and how to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course.

Semesters 6-8 (the last 18 months of this degree) will be spent at NUS, where you’ll focus on a specialism from a choice of genetic medicine, neurobiology or physiology and ageing – all of which are important issues relevant to human health.

The benefits of this course include gaining a strong grounding in both biological and biomedical sciences and learning and experiencing the culture of two very different countries. It will also give you opportunities to network and collaborate with others and see where your degree can take you once you complete your studies.

Laboratory sessions throughout your degree will help integrate your knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements

  • Standard: AAAAB at Higher
  • Widening access: AAAB at Higher

Essential subjects

  • Higher - Biology and Chemistry


  • National 5 / Intermediate 2 - Mathematics at C


  • Standard Grade - Mathematics at 3

You will also need to complete some additional selection tasks as part of your application. These will allow you to showcase your knowledge and understanding of the core subjects involved as well as your motivations to join the course.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (overall) 6.0
  • Reading 5.5
  • Listening 5.5
  • Speaking 5.5
  • Writing 6.0


Our graduates find employment in a wide variety of destinations related to biomedicine and healthcare, including:

  • research in universities, research institutes and the pharmaceutical industry
  • teaching in schools, colleges and universities
  • graduate entry to a degree in medicine or dentistry

The scientific training and problem-solving skills you’ll gain are highly valued in other areas, such as:

  • government research institutes
  • pharmaceutical, biotechnology & food industries
  • academic research & teaching

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Our core mission at the University of Dundee is to transform lives, locally and globally, through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.

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