Biological Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

Course summary

Recent advances in the field of Biological Sciences have revolutionised the way we understand and treat disease. Stem cell and novel cell based therapies and personalised medicine are increasingly in the headlines and Biological Scientists are leading the way in developing these powerful new therapeutic options. Modern medicine requires an understanding of the key interactions of molecules and cells both internally within the cell and the body and externally from the environment. This can include how a cell responds to a specific pathogen, or how a drug targets a specific pathogen or cellular protein. Equally, external stimuli, such as chemicals, toxic waste or carcinogens, can also have an effect on how cells grow and divide, modifying their function with devastating consequences for health. The Biological Sciences programme at GCU has a strong focus on human disease and aims to help you understand these events, and demonstrate how therapies that may correct or prevent the diseased state are developed. Biological Sciences is the study of biology from molecules through to whole body systems, looking at what goes on inside a cell or organism and examining how cells communicate and interact with each other to influence physiological mechanisms in health and disease. The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences has an excellent teaching and research record. It combines a friendly learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities. It offers a range of support tailored to individual needs where necessary, including open door access. Major emphasis is placed upon laboratory work throughout the programme. This enhances your learning, by linking theory with practice, giving you the lab skills which employers seek.

Modules

YEAR 1: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY AND CORE SKILLS IN BIOSCIENCE1 YEAR 2: CORE SKILLS IN BIOSCIENCE, INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY, MECHANISMS OF CELLULAR REGULATION, PRACTICAL SKILLS IN BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES, FUNDAMENTAL CELL BIOLOGY, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: FROM HEALTH TO DISEASE YEAR 3: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS PLUS two from ANALYSIS OF FOOD, BIOTECHNOLOGY, CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, FUNDAMENTALS OF DRUG ACTION, SYSTEMATIC & CELLULAR PATHOLOGY. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN & ANALYSIS PLUS two from CELL SIGNALLING & TRAFFICKING THERAPIES FOOD SCIENCE, FOOD COMMODITIES & SUSTAINABILITY, GENOMICS & BIOINFORMATICS, NUTRITION & PUBLIC HEALTH, PHARMACOLOGY OF CHEMICAL MEDIATORS OR BIOSCIENCE PLACEMENT YEAR 4: PROJECT & WORKSHOP, BIOLOGY OF DISEASE, TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE PLUS two from CONCEPTS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE, FOOD TOXICOLOGY, MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF MICROBIAL PATHOGENICITY, NEUROPHARMACOLOGY, TISSUE NETWORKS & DISEASE


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C100
Institution code:
G42
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5

Higher ESOL at C also accepted


Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
EU £15200* Year 1
International £15200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fee amount provided is for 2024-25, details of the 2025-26 fees will be updated in autumn 2024. For further information please visit our website www.gcu.ac.uk/study/tuitionfees
Biological Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS