Detailed course guide
Introduces Biology largely as Human Biology with accompanying courses in Applied and Environmental Biology. Additional subjects include Mathematics for Scientists and Chemistry, as required for an understanding of future courses in Biochemistry and Physiology.
In addition to a focus on broad topics in Biology as described for the other degrees, the degree diverges with the introduction of Management and Business Studies.
Brings specialist courses in Food and Beverage Process Technology and Microbial Biotechnology.
Focuses on particular aspects of the industry, including: Cereal Technology; Yeast Biology and Fermentation; Beer Maturation; Quality; Packaging Technology; and Commercial Aspects of Brewing and Distilling. The School has a pilot plant brewery and distillery, which is used for teaching the practical aspects of the subject through project work.
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass including a science subject
Int. Baccalaureate 27 points to include 5 in a science subject at Higher Level
HNC C in a relevant HNC – please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
Additional information One science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics) at Higher/A-Level. Mathematics is required at least at Higher C standard. Year 2
Advanced Highers BB and AABBB at Higher
Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with Advanced Higher Biology B
Int. Baccalaureate 32 points to include 6 in Higher Level Biology
HNC B in a relevant HNC – please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further
HND BB in a relevant HND – please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
Additional information To include Biology or Human Biology at Advanced Higher/A-Level. Mathematics is required at least at Higher C standard. Year 3
HND AB in a relevant HND – please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further. Additional information
BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details
Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Scotland / EU**
England / Northern Ireland / Wales***
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).
*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses). Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018
In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
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