Biomedical Sciences, M.Sc. | University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
12 months
25980 GBP/year
10050 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Crucial for clinical diagnosis of diseases and appropriate treatment of patients, the Biomedical Sciences programme from University of Glasgow is vital to the operation of the NHS and related health industries.


Why this programme

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • Research training for students intending to proceed to a career in biomedical sciences, either directly as a Top 20 in the UK for Biological SciencesBiomedical Scientist or through a PhD.
  • Similar to the MRes Biomedical Sciences, but with more teaching in the first part of the programme, and one research project.
  • Experience learning a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques required to pursue a research career in biomedical science.
  • Gain valuable practical research experience by using the skills and techniques acquired during the Biomedical Sciences programme from University of Glasgow to complete an in depth research project.
  • An ideal introduction for overseas students who may wish to proceed to PhD studies in the UK, Europe or the USA.

Career Prospects

Equipped with knowledge, understanding and practical skills, progress your career as a Biomedical Scientist or as a basis to pursue a PhD within the life sciences or medical sciences.

Previous students have gained employment within:

  • PhD positions
  • Contract Research Organisations
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Research Development Management
  • Medical Writing
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnical Industries

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Higher Skills in Biomedical Sciences
  • The Molecular Genetics of Disease
  • Presentation Skills in the Biomedical Sciences
  • Detecting Biomarkers for Precision Medicine Applications
  • Diagnostic Technologies and Devices
  • Animal Models of Disease

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Second-class Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience, particularly lab-based work, may be taken into account.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25980 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10050 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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