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.
Applicants should be currently employed as a biomedical scientist in an NHS pathology service laboratory and applicants desiring to undertake the Specialist Portfolio module should hold IBMS membership.
Months of entry
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.
Designed for working scientists, the MSc Biomedical Science is the only one of its kind in the city of Glasgow. This part-time programme 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.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24-36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0) 141 331 8630