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Glasgow Caledonian University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B940

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

to include Chemistry A level and GCSE Maths English at B/6 and Double Science at BB

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

5 in Chemistry and Biology at Higher level

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3

to include Chemistry

Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

O2

in Biology, Maths and English along with the necessary Higher level subjects and grades

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in relevant subject including Chemistry and Biology

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).

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)

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

to Include Chemistry plus National 5 Maths, English and Biology or Human Biology at B

UCAS Tariff

112-114

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

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.

Assessment methods

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

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Department of Life Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
14%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Around 2,500 graduates got degrees in this demanding but valuable subject last year. Graduates who want a career in research usually take postgraduate qualifications - over a third of graduates in the subject took this option - but those who want to start work when they graduate have a lot to choose from. Laboratory work and other jobs in the biosciences are popular, as well as in education, but many biochemistry graduates find their way into the finance industry and as a consequence, graduates from these disciplines are particularly likely to get jobs in London and the South East.

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