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About

Designed for working scientists, the Biomedical Science programme from Glasgow Caledonian University is the only one of its kind in the city of Glasgow. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

As an NHS scientist, you're already contributing to the common good – making a positive impact through meaningful work. Now you're ready for the next step: you're ready to lead.

This part-time Biomedical Science programme from Glasgow Caledonian University enables biomedical scientists currently employed in NHS pathology service labs to attain greater expertise and advance to the next stage of their careers.

GCU'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.

Graduate prospects

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Metabolic and Vascular Diseases
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Oncology
  • Quality and Laboratory Management
  • Research Methodology and Project Design
  • Specialist Portfolio and Research Project

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in biomedical science or applied biomedical science, honours degree 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

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  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Biomedical Science
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Glasgow Caledonian University

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