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Biology at Heriot-Watt addresses contemporary issues and emphasises their application so that students may benefit society. Our newest addition is Sports Science, which puts biology at the heart of sports performance, nutrition, physiology and psychology.

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Be FutureMade in Biology

Our biology graduates have a strong record of employment in fields ranging from marine biology to pharmaceuticals, medical, water, the food industry and public sector organisations.

Studying biology at Heriot-Watt provides a thorough grounding in cell and molecular biology, microbiology, marine and environmental biology, toxicology and biotechnology.

The suite of biology degrees sits within the Institute of Life and Earth Sciences at Heriot-Watt University. We offer a wide range of degrees within the biology subject area, each allowing students to gain a firm foundation before specialising into their preferred field.


The Natural World

Our hands-on approach to teaching makes us the perfect choice for those who choose to connect globally and engage with the knowledge and skills required to generate a sustainable, disease-free, energy efficient future.

Undergraduate Biology degrees


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Why Heriot-Watt?

Your career

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.

Edinburgh Campus facilities

At Heriot-Watt University, we offer a wide range of services to help you deal with all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!

Heriot-Watt Student Union

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.

Go Global

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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