Biomedical Science

Glasgow Caledonian University


Designed for working scientists, the MSc Biomedical Science is the only one of its kind in the city of Glasgow. This part-time programme enables biomedical scientists currently employed in NHS pathology service labs to attain greater expertise and advance to the next stage of their careers.

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Through this programme, hospital laboratory employees can progress through Agenda for Change bandings and fulfil the required qualifications to become a Chartered Scientist (CSci).

Pathobiology A, B and C; Quality and Laboratory Management; Preparation for Project; Research Methods for Biomedical Science; Specialist Portfolio and Research Project.

Entry Requirements

IBMS accredited BSc Honours degree at 2:2 or above in Biomedical Science or Applied Biomedical Science; Honours degree at 2:2 or above in a biological science subject and additional study as determined on application to the Registration Unit of the IBMS; or professional qualification of equivalent status.

Applicants should be currently employed as a biomedical scientist in an NHS pathology service laboratory; applicants who wish to undertake the Specialist Portfolio module should hold IBMS membership.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

2-3 years


School of Health and Life Sciences


Life Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General