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Cell and Molecular Biology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The surge in biotechnology industries in Scotland has led to predictions of a rise in employment in this sector and excellent career prospects for graduates.

Knowing how molecules, cells and organs interact enables biologists to more fully understand the factors that control cell growth and division, what makes some individuals more susceptible to disease than others and the development of more accurate diagnostic methods and new drug therapies or cures. 

The Cell and Molecular Biology (Hons) programme of Glasgow Caledonian University covers physiology, microbiology, biochemistry and genetics, cellular communication, drug action and molecular medicine. You will engage in high levels of practical scientific work improving your laboratory skills, including a five-day practical molecular biology workshop. 

Your career

Graduates go on to careers in research and development, for example in research institutes or in industries such as pharmaceuticals and biotech. The sequencing of the human genome has also spurred activity in the bio-health area.

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 

  • Immunology

  • Genes and Bioinformatics

  • Fundamental Cell Biology

  • Practical Skills for Biomolecular Sciences

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: BBBB including Chemistry, one other science and essay-based subject such as English, History or Modern Studies plus Maths/English/Biology or Human Biology at Int 2/Nat 5 B.

  • A level: BBC including Chemistry plus GCSE Double Science, English and Maths at B/6
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 including Chemistry at Higher plus English (or essay-based subject) plus 1 other science, plus Ordinary level English, Maths and Biology at 02
  • IB Diploma: 28 points including Chemistry at Higher Level and Biology Standard at Level 5.
  • SWAP: 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

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Funding

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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