Biomedical Science

Accredited by two industry bodies, our Biomedical Science degree is top in Scotland for student satisfaction.

Course detail

Start Date

September

Duration

4 years (full-time)

Award Title

BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code

B901

Why Study Abertay's BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science?

Our Biomedical Science degree offers an exciting, fast-paced learning experience and provides you with a deep understanding of the science behind human health and disease.

We teach you how to explore the biochemical processes that occur in the human body. You will learn how the human body responds to disease, and how to use your knowledge to help identify diseases of all kinds.

Extensive training in our new £3.5m science labs is a feature of all four years of your degree. This is combined with rigorous study of the body in health and disease at all levels (body, organ, tissue, cellular and molecular).

Biomedical scientists 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.

Taught by a combination of academic experts and clinical professionals, this wide-ranging programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Our BMS degree has consistently been rated at over 90% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. This year it is ranked as 2nd top in Scotland, with 94% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019).

Following a common pathway for two years, 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).

 

           

Entry Requirements

Please note:  All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent.  National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.

Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Higher BBBB Biology or Human Biology at Higher and Chemistry at Nat 5 C or better
A-Level CCC Biology or Human Biology at A Level and either Chemistry, Combined Science, Additional Science or Further Science or Double Science GCSE at C or better
Irish Highers H3H3H3H3 Biology and Irish Ordinary Chemistry at C or better
BTEC Extended Diploma MMM Applied Science or Applied Science (Forensic Science) or Applied Science (Medical Science)
International Baccalaureate 28 Points Biology at S5 or H4 and Chemistry in Middle Year programme at 4 or better
AHEAD Successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme
SWAP Access BBB Life Sciences, Health & Life Sciences, Sciences, Biological Sciences, Science, Technology and Health
Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Advanced Higher BBB Biology and Chemistry
A-Level BBB Biology and Chemistry
BTEC Extended Diploma DDD Applied Science (Medical Science)
HNC/HND Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC/HND courses
Qualification Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
HND - Our Entry from College pages list approved HND courses

Non-country specific qualifications

 

International Baccalaureate

28 points including S5 or H4 in one of the required subjects:

Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.