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Designed for working scientists, the MSc Biomedical Science is the only one of its kind in the city of Glasgow. 

Glasgow Caledonian University’s MSc Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). With part-time study, the programme takes two to three years to complete.

Through this programme, hospital laboratory employees can progress through Agenda for Change bandings and fulfil the required qualifications to become a Chartered Scientist (CSci).

The curriculum uses an integrated systems approach to study disease. You’ll build a strong foundation through broad inquiry:

  • Advanced study of pathophysiology
  • Laboratory management and research methods 
  • Research planningGCU’s MSc Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). With part-time study, the programme takes two to three years to complete.

    Through this programme, hospital laboratory employees can progress through Agenda for Change bandings and fulfil the required qualifications to become a Chartered Scientist (CSci).

    The curriculum uses an integrated systems approach to study disease. You’ll build a strong foundation through broad inquiry:

    • Advanced study of pathophysiology
    • Laboratory management and research methods 
    • Research planning

    You’ll also undertake an extensive hands-on research project, gaining practical experience and enhancing your expertise. This project should be chosen with input from your employer to support your career goals.

    In GCU’s MSc Biomedical Science, you’ll find a welcoming community of colleagues and classmates, your fellow NHS scientists – all working together to find new ways to excel and change the world for the better.

    Career Opportunities

    This career-focused programme helps working scientists advance to a leadership level. You’ll learn about the latest developments in the field, explore cutting-edge findings and their implications for the future and gain hands-on skills in quality and laboratory management.

    The programme’s real-world relevant curriculum means graduates are fully prepared for success as top-level leaders. Our alumni bring a global outlook – and a focus on the common good – to make meaningful change wherever they go.

Accreditation

GCU's MSc Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Pathobiology A, B and C
  • Quality and Laboratory Management
  • Preparation for Project
  • Research Methods for Biomedical Science
  • Specialist Portfolio and Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no fixed deadline for many of our postgraduate programmes, but please check the webpage of the course you are interested in for a closing date. In all cases we recommend you apply as early as possible to ensure there is plenty of time to process your visa.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2 - 3 Years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

IBMS accredited BSc Honours degree at 2:2 or above in biomedical science or applied biomedical science; Honours degree at 2:2 or above in a biological science subject and additional study as determined on application to the Registration Unit of the IBMS; or professional qualification of equivalent status.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • RUK: £5500

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.

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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