BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science/Biomedical Science

Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests on specimens sent for analysis by GPs and other healthcare professionals.

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 offer the only Biomedical Science programme with placement in Glasgow that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a biomedical scientist, including cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, haematology, and clinical microbiology. A key strength of the programme is a work-based placement in a Scottish hospital by selection. International students are not eligible for consideration for placement.

Year 1

Chemistry, Cells and Biomolecules, Physiology 1 & 2, Core Skills in Biosciences 1.

Year 2

Introduction to Microbiology, Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation, Core Skills in Biosciences 2, Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology, Haematology, Biomedical Science Clinical Skills.

Year 3

Applied Biomedical Science: Molecular Diagnostics, Clinical Microbiology, Systematic and Cellular Pathology, Practice Placement. Biomedical Science: Molecular Diagnostics, Clinical Microbiology, Systematic and Cellular Pathology, Cellular Signalling and Trafficking, Microbial Genomes or Pharmacology of Chemical Mediators, Novel Therapies and Cell Technologies, Experimental Design and Analysis, Option: Biosciences Workplace Experience.

Year 4

Biology of Disease, Bacterial Pathogenicity or (Re)emerging Infections, Advanced Blood Science, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics, Project and Workshop (double module).

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2021/22

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BSc (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
B940
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 17 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BBBB (incl Chemistry, one other Science and English/essay-based subject) Int 2/Nat 5: B (Maths/English/Biology/Human Biology)
Minimum entry requirement*: BBCC (incl Chemistry, one other Science and English/essay-based subject) Int 2/Nat 5: B (Maths/English/Biology/Human Biology)
A level: BBC (incl Chemistry) GCSE: B/6 (Biology, Double Science, English and Maths)
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 (incl Chemistry, one other Science and English/essay-based subject) O level: B/6 (Maths and Biology)
IB Diploma: 28 points (incl HL Chemistry) SL: 5 (Biology)
BTEC: DMM Ext Dip (incl Chemistry and Biology) GCSE: BB/66 (Double Science) B/6 (English and Maths)
SWAP: Science - BBB
College HNC: Relevant HNC - graded unit B (incl sufficient coverage of Chemistry)

Year 2
A level: ABB (incl Chemistry, Biology and Maths) GCSE: B/6 (English)
College HNC: 15 credit HNC in relevant subject - graded unit A (incl Genetics and DNA Structure/Physiology)

Year 3
College HND: Relevant subject - graded units AB (incl Genetics and DNA Structure/Physiology)

English language IELTS score of 7.0 with no element below 6.5 (or equivalent)

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

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International pathways

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Tuition fees 2021/22

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
EU and International: £12,250

*Scottish student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from rest of UK will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

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We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.





The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.