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?

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.

Our Biomedical Science degree is the top programme in Scotland for student satisfaction (NSS 2017). It offers an exciting, fast-paced learning experience and provides you with a deep understanding of the science behind human health and disease.

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).

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

After 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,  some taking place in award winning laboratoriesand is particularly relevant for those keen to become a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS. The Applied route is Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

 

           

Missed the 15 January UCAS deadline or changed your mind about where you want to apply? Don't panic, we are still taking applications through UCAS for September 2019 study.

Start a Degree in September 2019

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 National 5 level or better
A-Level CCC Biology or Human Biology at A Level and either Chemistry, Combined Science, Additional Science or Further Science GCSE at C or better (A Level Medical Science in lieu of Biology SB)
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.