Biomedical Science is vital for the clinical diagnosis of disease and accurate treatment of patients and the operation of the NHS and other health-related industries. We combine a hospital-based placement with academic study, so you'll gain the knowledge and practical skills needed in cellular pathology,clinical biochemistry, haematology and clinical microbiology. Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the course includes a work-based placement in Scottish NHS hospitals. The majority of our graduates find employment in NHS clinical laboratories. Some secure posts in industry, working as part of a research team in pharmaceutical development, biological product research and manufacture or conducting research in government, health service and university laboratories.
Our graduates leave university with a balanced knowledge and understanding of all branches of biomedical science after completing a course designed to allow them to become enquiring, independent learners while exhibiting high levels of professionalism. Half of our assessment methods are practically based, providing hands-on laboratory skills and experience of data handling and presentation. This approach helps to make the programme distinctive and attractive to employers and will also equip graduates with the necessary skills and competencies to allow them to compete in the global marketplace
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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- Year 3
Standard Qualification Requirements
SWAP Access to Science with BBB overall Academic IELTS 7.0 with no individual element below 6.5 or equivalent A in Higher ESOL is acceptable
Minimum Qualification Requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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