• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

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 in one of our partner hospital laboratories and is particularly relevant if you want become a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS.

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) and Health and Care Professions Council.

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

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    78

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General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 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.
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English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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