M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Bioscience

Glasgow Caledonian University

12 months
13500 GBP/year
6000 GBP/year
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This interdisciplinary Medical Bioscience MSc course offered at Glasgow Caledonian University is designed to develop theoretical and practical knowledge in cell and molecular biology, clinical microbiology, virology and pharmacology and apply this to understanding the causes and treatments of disease processes.


You will explore a diverse range of topics underpinned by research expertise across the department in research areas such as diabetes and obesity, pulmonary hypertension, wound healing, microbial safety, atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

An emphasis is placed on developing practical laboratory and research skills essential for the workplace through a combination of taught laboratory classes and an extended laboratory-based research project.

Medical Bioscience students gain a number of transferable employment-related skills including team building, problem-solving, critical thinking, cross-cultural communication and leadership.

Graduate prospects 

The Medical Bioscience MSc course offered at Glasgow Caledonian University will provide you with current theoretical knowledge and practical skills to equip you for entry to the life science industry or academia. The department works in close partnership with the University’s Career Service and has a programme of careers and employability events and initiatives that runs continuously throughout the academic year.

A range of diverse career pathways could be considered after successful completion of this course of study, including but not limited to: 

  • Academic research careers, including PhD study
  • Further or Higher Education lecturing
  • Industrial research in the life science sector
  • Medical science writing and systematic reviewing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomolecular Studies
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Translational Medical Science
  • Oncology
  • Metabolic Vascular Disease
  • Research Skills in Medical Bioscience
  • Topics in Medical Bioscience 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in biological science.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of reference
  • Academic and professional certificates
  • Academic transcripts
  • Passport (International applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Home and RUK: £6,000
  • EU and International: £13,500

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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