Glasgow Caledonian University

Biomedical Science Glasgow Caledonian University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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.

Course details

Assessment method

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

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code B940
Institution code G42
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBC to include Chemistry A level and GCSE Maths English at B/6 and Double Science at BB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM in relevant subject including Chemistry and Biology plus GCSE English and Maths at B and Double Science at BB
Scottish Higher BBBB to include Higher Chemistry, one other science and essay-based subject (English, History or Modern Studies) plus Nat 5 Maths/English/Biology or Human Biology at B
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points 5 in Chemistry at Higher and Biology at least at Standard
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3 to include Chemistry plus one other science plus essay-based subject (English, History or Modern Studies)
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) O2 in Biology, Maths and English along with the necessary Higher level subjects and grades
Scottish HNC Year 1 entry: HNC in related subject ;at least 12 credits (B in Graded unit)
Year 2 entry: HNC in related subject 15/16 credits (A in Graded unit must include genetics unit; HND (min BB in graded unit).
Scottish HND Year 3 entry: HND in related subject (AB in graded units). (If B in GU in Year 1,need A in GU in Year 2)

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

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £11,845 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish domiciled and EU full-time undergraduate students studying in Scotland will not normally have to pay tuition fees, although you must still apply to have your fees paid on your behalf by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) each year. You should apply online through the SAAS website. You can usually apply from April onwards. For eligibility details and information on how to apply, visit Students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (rUK), should apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from their own Local Education Authority. If you live in: England - you should apply to Student Finance Direct Wales - you should apply to Student Finance Wales Northern Ireland - you should apply to Student Finance NI The rUK fees are £9250 per year capped at £27,750 for a 4-year honours programme. A £2,000 cash bursary is available for the first three years. Please see visit

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Provider information

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Glasgow Caledonian University
City Campus
Cowcaddens Road
G4 0BA

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