Abertay University

Biomedical Science Abertay University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Biomedical science is at the heart of modern medicine. This degree will give you a deep understanding of the science behind human health, while its professional accreditation will enhance your employability. Gain a broad education and training in bioscience relevant to medicine. The standard route allows you to apply for HCPC registration after 12 months of training with the NHS post-graduation. If taking the applied route, the 18-week clinical placement provides a unique training experience in a modern hospital laboratory setting. The applied route is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), allowing you to apply for HCPC registration as soon as you graduate. Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), a mandatory requirement for working as a biomedical scientist within the NHS. Many other biomedical science degrees do not offer IBMS accreditation.

Course details


Core modules (subject to change over time) - Human Physiology; Molecular Biology & Genetics; Biochemistry and Cellular Pathology; Transfusion Science; Advanced Medical Genetics; Honours Project and Clinical Placement (for students following the applied route). Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Foundations of Chemistry 1 & 2; Advanced Chemical Processes; Investigative Analytical Chemistry; Professional Studies 1 & 2; Medical Microbiology and Cell Biology & Immunology.

Assessment method

Learning is facilitated by a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals. Enquiry-based learning (EBL) and problem-based learning (PBL) approaches are used at appropriate points in the curriculum. Assessment is by a combination of coursework assignments, class tests, presentations and examinations. Averaged across the 4 years of the programme, 22% of the assessment is by examination.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B901
Institution code A30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,820 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £8,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £8,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Abertay University
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Clearing contact details

Student Recruitment Office

01382 308080

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