Undergraduate

The School of Health and Life Sciences offers a range of undergraduate programmes across the three academic departments, all of which have links to professional and commercial bodies within their areas.

Not only are we a major provider of professionally accredited programmes within the Biomedical Sciences and Psychology fields, but we also offer unique degrees such as Optometry and Physiotherapy.

Browse our undergraduate courses.

Courses 1 - 32 of 32 card list
  • Applied Biomedical Science/Biomedical Science

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • HCPC
    • IBMS
    • RSB
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Accreditations:
    • HCPC
    • IBMS
    • RSB
    Become a biomedical scientist helping health professionals diagnose and manage diseases. If you enjoy being practical and have strong analytical skills, study the scientific and laboratory testing of biological samples at degree level.
  • Applied Psychology

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • BPS
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Psychology
    Accreditation:
    • BPS
    Exploring the thoughts and behaviour of others, you can pursue a career in psychology or other professions that involve psychological skills. Study the challenges that face individuals, society, business and educators at degree level.
  • Biological Sciences

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    If you enjoy practical, hands-on investigative work, you can become a biological scientist. Study the interactions of molecules and cells and learn how therapies that may correct or prevent diseases are developed.
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • Certificate
    Award:
    • Certificate
    Start dates:
    • Feb 2021
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Psychology
    Gain an introduction to counselling, enhance your interpersonal and communication skills and practise active listening with the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate.
  • Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    If you enjoy practical, hands-on investigative work, you can become a molecular or cellular biologist. Study the molecular workings of human cells in health and disease at degree level.
  • Diagnostic Imaging

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Podiatry and Radiography
    You can work across various hospital departments as a diagnostic radiographer using high-tech machines. Learn the process of producing and interpreting images of the human body degree level.
  • Food Bioscience Pathway

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Awards:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Study an HND at college for two years and progress to year 3. Study food composition, food sustainability and food safety as well as genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and nutrition at degree level.
  • Food Science

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Study food analysis, biotechnology, nutrition and public health as well as microbiology and food toxicology at degree level. With academic learning, practical skills and industrial work you can progress your career and work as a food scientist.
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics
    Learn the science of nutrition and metabolism in the prevention and treatment of disease at degree level. You can become a dietitian in the health or sports sector and enjoy helping others and identifying links and connections.
  • Microbiology (direct entry)

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    You can work in a range of health and environment-related industries as a microbiologist. Enjoy laboratory work and study the molecular mechanisms and clinical implications of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi at degree level.
  • Nursing Studies (Adult)

    • 2021/22
    • BSc

    Accredited by:

    • NMC
    Award:
    • BSc
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Nursing and Community Health
    Accreditation:
    • NMC
    If a solution-focused approach appeals to you, you can study at degree level and learn how to care for adults suffering from multiple conditions. Graduates go on to become a professionally educated Adult Registered Nurse.
  • Nursing Studies (Adult)

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • NMC
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Nursing and Community Health
    Accreditation:
    • NMC
    If a solution-focused approach appeals to you, you can study at honours degree level and learn how to care for adults suffering from multiple conditions. Graduates go on to become a professionally educated Adult Registered Nurse.
  • Nursing Studies (Child)

    • 2021/22
    • BSc

    Accredited by:

    • NMC
    Award:
    • BSc
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Nursing and Community Health
    Accreditation:
    • NMC
    Follow a career working collaboratively with families, carers and children as a professionally educated Child Registered Nurse. Study at degree level and learn specialist nursing care for children and their families from birth to young adulthood.
  • Nursing Studies (Child)

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • NMC
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Nursing and Community Health
    Accreditation:
    • NMC
    Study at honours degree level and learn specialist nursing care for children and their families from birth to young adulthood. You can become a professionally educated Child Registered Nurse.
  • Nursing Studies (Learning Disability)

    • 2021/22
    • BSc

    Accredited by:

    • NMC
    Award:
    • BSc
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Nursing and Community Health
    Accreditation:
    • NMC
    As a registered nurse, you can enjoy finding solutions and working with people. Study nursing at degree level with a specific focus on learning disabilities, improving lifestyle and health.
  • Nursing Studies (Learning Disability)

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • NMC
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Nursing and Community Health
    Accreditation:
    • NMC
    Study nursing at honours degree level with a specific focus on learning disabilities. You can become a registered nurse finding solutions and working with people improving lifestyle and health.
  • Nursing Studies (Mental Health)

    • 2021/22
    • BSc

    Accredited by:

    • NMC
    Award:
    • BSc
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Nursing and Community Health
    Accreditation:
    • NMC
    Study nursing with a specific focus on mental health at degree level. If you think you would enjoy being supportive and caring for others, you can become a mental health nurse promoting mental wellbeing and helping to empower individuals in recovery.
  • Nursing Studies (Mental Health)

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • NMC
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Nursing and Community Health
    Accreditation:
    • NMC
    Study nursing with a specific focus on mental health at honours degree level. If you think you would enjoy being supportive and caring for others, you can become a mental health nurse promoting mental wellbeing and helping to empower individuals.
  • Occupational Therapy

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • HCPC
    • RCOT
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics
    Accreditations:
    • HCPC
    • RCOT
    Choose from careers within the statutory health and social care sector, private practice and voluntary sectors. Take existing skills in health and social care and apply them to occupational therapy.
  • Award:
    • BSc
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Vision Sciences
    GCU is the only university in Scotland to offer a full-time Ophthalmic Dispensing Management degree in the recognised GCU Vision Centre, located on campus.
  • Optometry

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Vision Sciences
    You can become a qualified optometrist being meticulous in your role and paying close attention to detail. Study how to detect sight problems, prescribe and fit glasses and contact lenses and detect and manage eye conditions at degree level.
  • Oral Health Science

    • 2021/22
    • BSc
    Award:
    • BSc
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Podiatry and Radiography
    If you enjoy working closely with others and using technical equipment, you can become a dental hygienist/therapist. Learn to provide clinical oral health treatment and education to adults and children.
  • Orthoptics

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • HCPC
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Vision Sciences
    Accreditation:
    • HCPC
    If you are observant and want to help people see - particularly young children - study orthoptics at degree level. You can become a qualified Orthoptist and allied health professional diagnosing and managing a wide range of visual conditions.
  • Paramedic Science

    • 2021/22
    • BSc
    Award:
    • BSc
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
    Become a paramedic and develop your skills in strong decision-making in a variety of situations. At degree level, study how to provide a range of healthcare, including emergency, urgent and non-urgent care, outside of the hospital environment.
  • Pharmacology

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Enjoy hands-on practical laboratory work using the latest techniques. Study the human body at degree level with a specific focus on the drugs used to manage disease. Progress and become a pharmacologist working in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Pharmacology Pathway

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc/BSc (Hons)
    Awards:
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc/BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Begin this degree at college, and achieve an HND in two years. You can become a pharmacologist if you enjoy hands-on practical laboratory work using the latest techniques. Study the human body and the drugs used to manage disease at degree level.
  • Physiotherapy

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • HCPC
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
    Accreditation:
    • HCPC
    Study the treatment and care for people with physical difficulties at degree level. You can become a physiotherapist working closely with others to restore movement and function to the body.
  • Podiatry

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Podiatry and Radiography
    Become a podiatrist providing treatment and diagnosing problems affecting the feet and lower limbs. Study podiatry at degree level and enjoy problem solving, practical work and being innovative.
  • Professional Studies in Nursing

    • 2021/22
    • 2020/21
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BA (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • NMC
    Awards:
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BA (Hons)
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Nursing and Community Health
    Accreditation:
    • NMC
    Study professional nursing at honours degree level if you are already a qualified nurse looking for a flexible course which will advance your academic qualifications. You can excel in particular areas of practice.
  • Professional Studies in Nursing

    • 2021/22
    • 2020/21
    • BSc

    Accredited by:

    • NMC
    Award:
    • BSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Nursing and Community Health
    Accreditation:
    • NMC
    Study professional nursing at degree level if you are already a qualified nurse looking for a flexible course which will advance your academic qualifications. You can excel in particular areas of practice.
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Podiatry and Radiography
    Pursue a career as a therapeutic radiographer providing care and compassion to your patients. Study at degree level and learn how to plan and deliver radiotherapy treatment to cancer patients using state-of-the-art technology.
  • Social Work

    • 2021/22
    • BA (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • SSSC
    Award:
    • BA (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Social Work
    Accreditation:
    • SSSC
    Make a positive contribution to society as a social worker if you enjoy critical thinking and problem solving. Learn social justice and how to provide care for individuals at degree level.
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