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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

The course aims to give you a balance of theory, practical skills and application of a range of techniques relevant to the biomedical sciences such as medical genetics, immunobiology, and disease pathology. Emphasis is placed on the application of quality and management processes in the improvement of healthcare provision by biomedical laboratories. Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the MSc Advanced Biomedical Science gives you the skills and knowledge to build a career as an NHS biomedical scientist or within bioscience research. Students will also achieve Postgraduate Diploma in this course.

The MSc is a good qualification for careers in bioscience research, or for those wishing to progress to further study (PhD). However, it is primarily aimed at those wishing to work or already working as biomedical scientists in the NHS, where an accredited MSc is integral to career progression. Our course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Graduates can enter a wide range of vocations including: NHS Biomedical Scientist; Research Scientist in academia or industry; Biotechnologist; Science Writer.

Different course options

Full time | Paisley Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Disease, Detection, Monitoring and Therapy (20 Credits) - Core
Genetic Analysis in Biomedical Science (20 Credits) - Core
Clinical Immunology (20 Credits) - Core
Research Design (20 Credits) - Core
Research Project Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained a second class BSc in Biomedical Science, Bioscience or a related science degree. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.