Taught course

Biomedical Science

Glasgow Caledonian University · Department of Life Sciences

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; Applicants with professional qualifications of equivalent status will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Applicants to the programme must be employed as biomedical scientists in an NHS pathology service laboratory to enable the completion of the work-based learning components.

This accredited programme provides a solid foundation for hospital laboratory-based employees to progress through Agenda for Change bandings and can form part of the requisite qualifications for eligibility for Chartered Scientist (CSci).

This is a two or three-year part-time programme involving periods of day-release study, designed to enhance the career prospects of NHS biomedical scientists. It encompasses the advanced study of pathophysiology, aspects of quality and laboratory management, research methods, research planning and an extensive laboratory-based project relating to a topic agreed in association with your employer.

The syllabus includes an integrated systems approach to the study of disease in pathobiology. Our modules incorporate work-based learning in the form of an IBMS Specialist Training Portfolio in your specific discipline. In conjunction with the Masters research project, this delivers discipline-specific elements to the programme, which is otherwise a broad, generic biomedical science course.

Information for international students

Overseas students are not permitted on a student visa to study on a part-time basis. If you are here on another visa, you may be able to study on a part-time basis. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no single element below 6.0 Scholarships of £1000 are available.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment18
Professional practice16
Dissertation33 (9000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 141 331 8630