School of Health and Life Sciences  

Biomedical Science (Pt)

The only one of its kind in the city of Glasgow and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the programme includes an integrated systems approach to the study of disease.

UK & EU Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:2 Years

Course Start Date:14 September 2015

Course Mode:Part Time

Subject Area:Biological and Biomedical Science

Course Fees

Students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Students from Scotland and the rest of the EU

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • IBMS accredited BSc Honours degree at 2:2 or above in biomedical science or applied biomedical science;
  • Honours degree at 2:2 or above in a biological science subject and additional study as determined on application to the Registration Unit of the IBMS; 
  • or professional qualification of equivalent status.
Additional RequirementsApplicants should be currently employed as a biomedical scientist in an NHS pathology service laboratory.and applicants desiring to undertake the Specialist Portfolio module should hold IBMS membership.

Non UK/EU Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:2 Years

Course Start Date:14 September 2015

Course Mode:Part Time

Subject Area:Biological and Biomedical Science

Course Fees

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Minimum Entry Requirements

Visa InformationOverseas students are not permitted on a student visa to study on a part-time basis. If you are here on another visa, you may be able to study on a part-time basis.
English LanguageIELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no single element below 6.0

Further Education Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:2 Years

Course Start Date:14 September 2015

Course Mode:Part Time

Subject Area:Biological and Biomedical Science

Course Fees

Year Fee Description/Notes
Contact us

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • IBMS accredited BSc Honours degree at 2:2 or above in biomedical science or applied biomedical science;
  • Honours degree at 2:2 or above in a biological science subject and additional study as determined on application to the Registration Unit of the IBMS; 
  • or professional qualification of equivalent status.
Additional RequirementsApplicants should be currently employed as a biomedical scientist in an NHS pathology service laboratory.and applicants desiring to undertake the Specialist Portfolio module should hold IBMS membership.

Programme description

Applicants to the programme must be employed as biomedical scientists in an NHS pathology service laboratory to enable the completion of the work-based learning components. This accredited programme provides a solid foundation for hospital laboratory-based employees to progress through Agenda for Change bandings and can form part of the requisite qualifications for eligibility for Chartered Scientist (CSci).

This is a two-year part-time programme involving periods of day-release study, designed to enhance the career prospects of NHS biomedical scientists. It encompasses the advanced study of pathophysiology, aspects of quality and laboratory management, research methods, research planning and an extensive laboratory-based project relating to a topic agreed in association with your employer.

The syllabus includes an integrated systems approach to the study of disease in pathobiology. Our modules incorporate work-based learning in the form of an IBMS Specialist Training Portfolio in your specific discipline. In conjunction with the Masters research project, this delivers discipline-specific elements to the programme, which is otherwise a broad, generic biomedical science course.

Programme Content

  • Pathobiology A, B and C
  • Quality and Laboratory Management
  • Preparation for Project
  • Research Methods for Biomedical Science
  • Specialist Portfolio and Research Project

Professional Accreditation

The MSc qualification links into the NHS career and salary structures and it is the only IBMS accredited, taught, generic postgraduate programme of its kind offered in the city of Glasgow.

The programme is accredited by the IBMS for admittance to its Member grade, and some of its competence-based professional qualifications.

Programme Structure

The syllabus includes an integrated systems approach to the study of disease in pathobiology. Our modules incorporate work-based learning in the form of an IBMS Specialist Training Portfolio in your specific discipline.

In conjunction with the Masters research project, this delivers discipline-specific elements to the programme, which is otherwise a broad, generic biomedical science course.

Employment Opportunities

The inclusion of aspects of training, quality and laboratory management will equip you with the necessary skills mix to practice in the profession at a leadership level.

Mode of study and duration

Part-time: two years
September and January start (This is dependent on recruitment of the minimum number of students).

How to Apply

Please contact:

Dr Linda Jones ,BSc Hons, PhD, FIBMS
Senior Lecturer
Department of Life Sciences, School of Health and Life Sciences

T: 44 141 331 3202
E: l.jones@gcu.ac.uk
Enquire about this course. How to Apply.
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