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Applied Bioscience, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Applied Bioscience programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. With excellent laboratory and work-related learning opportunities, career options include clinical, food & beverage, environmental or industrial sectors in addition to research and teaching.

Work-related learning is available including an optional 12-week placement or one-year sandwich placement. Students have undertaken placements with organisations such as the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow, Devro and Controlled Therapeutics (Scotland) Ltd.

Successful graduates automatically fulfil the educational requirements of Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology.

Jobs

Career options include research, analysis, production and quality assurance. Other options include sales and marketing, clinical trials and the traditional bio-industries such as brewing and food processing. MSc or PhD options are available for successful graduates. This qualification is acceptable to all schools of education for embarking on teacher training (Biology and Science) courses.

Accreditation

Professionally recognised by the Royal Society of Biology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: For some courses it may still be possible to apply beyond this period, subject to suitable vacancies remaining.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

A general introduction to various biological disciplines, from cell and molecular aspects to ecological and environmental topics. You will choose from a number of options, based on your interests and career plans. Additionally, you will receive an introduction to the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle.

Year 2

Studies focus on more specialised areas of bioscience including cell biology, cell culture, pharmacology, biochemistry, microbiology and genetics.

Year 3

Options to concentrate your studies on include more advanced modules in biochemistry, human physiology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology (protein structure and function, DNA technology), pharmacology or related specialist disciplines including animal behaviour and entomology.

Case study and work-related learning is possible and a valuable option is a 12-week (or shorter) work placement. The work placement takes into account your interests and is normally in a bioscience laboratory in a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or analytical company, or in a hospital laboratory. The placement enhances your employability and is preparation for your Year 4 project.

Year 4

You will develop and refine your previous studies and a supervised project allows you to conduct research in a subject area of your choice.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Ensure that you have copies of all the documents required for your application. These include:

  • Qualification certificates/transcripts in English
  • English language proficiency test certificates
  • A signed academic reference on headed paper
  • CV in English
  • Proof of funding (if required)
  • Passport
  • Visa/CAS statement (if held)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£9,250 per year of study

  • Channel Islands & Isle Of Man

£9,250 per year of study

Living costs

  • Hamilton, United Kingdom

    660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Paisley, United Kingdom

    700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.

However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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