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
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!
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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
|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|
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
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0||IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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