Degree Programme Specification 2019/2020
B.Sc. (Hons) Biological Sciences (Plant Sciences)
|To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. This information is created when new programmes are established and is only updated periodically as programmes are formally reviewed. It is therefore only accurate on the date of last revision.|
|Awarding institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Teaching institution:||School of Biological Sciences|
|Programme accredited by:||n/a|
|Final award:||BSc (Hons)|
|Programme title:||Biological Sciences (Plant Sciences)|
|Relevant QAA subject benchmarking group(s):|
|Postholder with overall responsibility for QA:||Dr M.P. Gallagher|
|Date of production/revision:||April 2012|
|Further Information:||View the prospectus entry for this programme|
Programme structure and features
This programmes fits within the general structure of the University’s Curriculum Framework.
Courses and Progression
Students take courses totalling 120 credit points in each year of the programme. The programme is full time for 4 years, except where direct entry into 2nd year has been permitted.
The degree regulations and programme of study, along with the degree programme table can be found at:
Compulsory courses (Level 8):
Students are required to take a further 80 points of courses. Those offered by the Schools of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and two service courses offered by the School of Chemistry are recommended.
Students must take at least three courses (including some required courses) totalling 60 credit points from a selection of Biological and Biomedical Sciences level 8 courses as listed in the degree programme table.
3rd Year (Junior Honours)
Students must take at least four courses (including some required courses) totalling 80 credit points from a selection of Biological and Biomedical Sciences level 9 courses as listed in the degree programme table.
4th Year (Senior Honours)
The courses taken depend on the senior honours specialisation chosen by the student. In all programmes there are at least 80 credit points of compulsory courses including a Research Project course (40 points) and core courses each worth 10 or 20 credit points. Elective courses, each worth 10 credit points are also available.
Exit QualificationsThe criteria for exit awards of Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education, Undergraduate Diploma of Higher Education and BSc Ordinary in a Designated Discipline are listed at: https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/SBSUndergraduateIntranet/Exit+qualifications
Teaching and learning workload
You will learn through a mixture of scheduled teaching and independent study. Some programmes also offer work placements.
At Edinburgh we use a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, technical workshops and studio critiques.
The typical workload for a student on this programme is outlined in the table below, however the actual time you spend on each type of activity will depend on what courses you choose to study.
Assessment method balance
You will be assessed through a variety of methods. These might include written or practical exams or coursework such as essays, projects, group work or presentations.
The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme are outlined below, however the balance between written exams, practical exams and coursework will vary depending on what courses you choose to study.