Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Biomedical Science

This course has been designed in consultation with the Institute of Biomedical Science and local NHS Pathology Service employers; the syllabus includes an integrated systems approach to the study of disease in Pathology modules and incorporates work based learning in the form of the IBMS Specialist Training Portfolio in the student's specific discipline.

Entry requirements

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. Currently employed as a biomedical scientist in an NHS pathology service laboratory; and IBMS membership for applicants desiring to undertake the Specialist Portfolio module. Applicants whose 1st degree was not delivered in English must attain the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 7, with no element below 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Pathobiology A, B and C; quality and laboratory management; preparation for project; research methods for biomedical science; specialist portfolio and research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include end-of-module exams, student-centred learning exercises, oral presentations and examination, research project report.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 220 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 960 per Module (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 220 per Module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8640