The Advanced Biomedical Science programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Our Advanced Biomedical Science course offers a balance of theory, practical skills and application of a range of techniques relevant to the biomedical sciences such as:
Two optional modules are offered, enabling you to specialise in either blood sciences, infection or pathology. The research-orientated nature of the programme will also offer an additional option for those wishing to retrain for a career in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
Core modules you will study include:
You can choose from a number of quality and management modules that are relevant to your career and employment needs.
Upon successful completion of the taught modules you will then undertake the MSc research project.
Two optional modules are offered, which allow you to specialise in either:
The research-orientated nature of our course will also offer an additional option if you wish to retrain for a career in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
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Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
What qualifications do you need?
You must have gained a second class BSc in Biomedical Science, Bioscience or a related science degree.
You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
Our course is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only).
If you are an overseas student then you must also meet UWS English language.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.
However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.
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