• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Biomedical scientists are responsible for conducting vitally important scientific tests, which underpin the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. This cutting-edge scientific analysis contributes greatly to the clinical outcomes of patients.

The Biomedical Science (Hons) degree at Abertay University is the top programme in Scotland for student satisfaction. It offers an exciting, fast-paced learning experience and provides you with a deep understanding of the science behind human health and disease.

Extensive training in our new £3.5m science labs is a feature of all four years of your degree. This is combined with rigorous study of the body in health and disease at all levels (body, organ, tissue, cellular and molecular).

Taught by a combination of academic experts and clinical professionals, this wide-ranging programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

After following a common pathway for two years, you’ll take either the Standard or the Applied programme route. The Applied route includes an 18-week placement,  some taking place in award winning laboratories, and is particularly relevant for those keen to become a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS. The Applied route is Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Careers 

This degree equips you with the skills to enter various bioscience-based careers, including scientific work in university and commercial laboratories. Some of our past graduates have opted for other bioscience-related routes such as secondary school teaching, medical sales, and postgraduate medicine. Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue Masters or PhD studies in the bioscience field. 

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Biology: Biology Principles and Practice 
  • Human Physiology 
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Professional Studies
  • Cell Biology & Immunology
  • Medical Physiology 

                                        English Language Requirements

                                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                        • Minimum required score:

                                          78

                                          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                        • 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):

                                          169

                                          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

                                        All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent.  Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

                                        Tuition Fee

                                        • International

                                          13800 GBP/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                        • EU/EEA

                                          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, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

                                        Living costs for Dundee

                                        • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
                                          Living Costs

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

                                        Funding

                                        • If you're a Scottish or EU domiciled undergraduate student studying full-time at a Scottish University, then the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will pay your undergraduate tuition fees providing you are not repeating a period of study, or currently hold a first degree qualification.
                                        • If you're a student from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can apply to Student Finance Online Services for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. The loan is not means tested.
                                        • If you're an international student from outside of the EU, then you're likely to pay overseas tuition fee rates and will not be entitled to help with tuition fees. 

                                        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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