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.
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.
You can apply until:
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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.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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):
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.
Ensure that you have copies of all the documents required for your application. These include:
£9,250 per year of study
£9,250 per year of study
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
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