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Applied Biomedical Science - Biomedical Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Glasgow, United Kingdom
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. 
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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.

Key facts:

Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests on specimens sent for analysis by GPs and other healthcare professionals.


Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 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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  • RUK: £9250

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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