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Biology at Heriot-Watt will allow you to acquire a comprehensive understanding of living organisms through a multidisciplinary teaching approach, and you'll use your knowledge to address contemporary global issues in order to benefit society. 

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Why study Biology at Heriot-Watt?

We offer five diverse programmes spanning the breadth of the biological sciences subject areas. You'll gain a thorough grounding in modern environmental, plant, animal, and cell biology before specialising in your chosen area of interest.

Hands-on laboratory work and practical field research is prominent throughout the degree, and you'll have access to our state-of-the-art labs where you can put learning into practice.

As a graduate, you'll have the understanding, knowledge, skills, and personal qualities required to work in a wide range of careers within the scientific or other employment sectors. 



Our practical approach to teaching makes us the perfect choice for those who choose to connect globally and engage with the knowledge and skills required to solve widespread issues such as climate change, researching new treatments for diseases, food scarcity, and conservation.

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Employers around the world actively seek out our graduates because they are work-ready. All our degrees are career-focused and relevant to the needs of industry. Around 95% of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

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There's more to university life than simply getting your degree, and Heriot-Watt University Student Union is all about helping you to have the best possible experience while you study here.

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Go Global - a unique opportunity to carry your studies to new places and experience new cultures, expanding your horizons on the way. You'll discover what it means to be a truly global citizen and emerge prepared for wherever your career journey takes you.

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