• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests on specimens sent for analysis by GPs and other health care professionals.Glasgow Caledonian University offers the Applied Biomedical Science - Biomedical Science (Hons) and this program is vital for the clinical diagnosis of disease and accurate treatment of patients and the operation of the NHS and other health-related industries. 


By getting a degree in Applied Biomedical Science - Biomedical Science (Hons) at Glasgow Caledonian University you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a biomedical scientist, including cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, haematology, and clinical microbiology. 

A key strength of the programme is a work-based placement in a Scottish hospital by selection. International students are not eligible for consideration for placement.


Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Chemistry
  • Cells and Biomolecules
  • Physiology 
  • Core Skills in Biosciences 
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation
  • Core Skills in Biosciences 
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Haematology
  • Biomedical Science Clinical Skills

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: ABBB including Chemistry plus Nat 5 Maths, English and Biology at B
  • A level: BBC including Chemistry plus GCSE Double Science, English and Maths at B/6
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H2 H3 including Chemistry at Higher plus Ordinary level English, Maths and Biology at 02
  • IB Diploma: 28 points must include Chemistry and Biology
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma: in relevant subject including Chemistry and Biology, at DMM
  • HNC: HNC in a relevant subject with B in the Graded Units and sufficient coverage of chemistry.
  • SWAP Access: SWAP Access to Science programme at BBB.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 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.
  • RUK: £9250
  • Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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