Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Science

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Course summary

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At Abertay University you have the opportunity to complete a 4-year BSc or a 5-year MSci (the only professionally accredited course of its kind in Scotland). Biomedical science is at the heart of modern medicine. Our BSc will give you a deep understanding of the science behind human health, while its professional accreditation will enhance your employability. Gain a broad education and training in bioscience relevant to medicine. The standard route allows you to apply for HCPC registration after 12 months of training with the NHS post-graduation. If taking the applied route, the 18-week clinical placement provides a unique training experience in a modern hospital laboratory setting. The applied route is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), allowing you to apply for HCPC registration as soon as you graduate. Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), a mandatory requirement for working as a biomedical scientist within the NHS. Many other biomedical science degrees do not offer IBMS accreditation. Our MSci is designed to give you an extra edge in the competitive job market by enhancing the knowledge and skills that are part of our BSc programme. You’ll graduate with a Masters level qualification and the prerequisites for Registered Scientist recognition by the Science Council.

Course details


Core modules (subject to change over time) - Human Physiology; Molecular Biology & Genetics; Biochemistry and Cellular Pathology; Transfusion Science; Advanced Medical Genetics; Honours Project and Clinical Placement (for students following the applied route). Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Foundations of Chemistry 1 & 2; Advanced Chemical Processes; Investigative Analytical Chemistry; Professional Studies 1 & 2; Medical Microbiology and Cell Biology & Immunology.

Assessment method

Learning is facilitated by a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals. Enquiry-based learning (EBL) and problem-based learning (PBL) approaches are used at appropriate points in the curriculum. Assessment is by a combination of coursework assignments, class tests, presentations and examinations. Averaged across the 4 years of the programme, 22% of the assessment is by examination.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

National 5 English and Maths at C or equivalent

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Additional entry requirements


Eligibility to study this course is dependent on academic performance throughout Years 3 and 4 of our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1820 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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Biomedical Science at Abertay University - UCAS