Why study Biomedical Science?
We teach you how to explore the biological processes that occur in the human body. You’ll learn how the human body responds to disease, and how to use your knowledge to help identify a range of diseases.
Conduct vitally important scientific tests
Professional Biomedical Scientists in the NHS are responsible for conducting vitally important scientific tests, which underpin the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. This cutting-edge scientific analysis contributes greatly to the clinical outcomes of patients.
Practical work and training in our £3.5m science labs feature throughout the course. This is combined with rigorous study of the body in health and disease at all levels - body, organ, tissue, cellular and molecular. Taught by a combination of academic experts and clinical professionals, this wide-ranging degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
This biomedical science course has consistently rated over 90% for Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS). And in the 2023 Guardian University Guide, it ranked 1st in Scotland for Teaching Satisfaction.
Choose Standard or Applied Biomedical Science
Following a common pathway for two years, after that you’ll take either the Standard or the Applied programme route.
The Applied route includes an 18-week placement in one of our partner hospital laboratories and is particularly relevant if you want become a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS.
While both degrees are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), (essential if you want to work in the NHS), the Applied route is also approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Many of our graduates take the biomedical scientist career path. This means after gaining a Specialist Skills Diploma, you could be become a Specialist Biomedical Scientist. Ultimately this could lead to a role as a Specialised Consultant.