Why this course?
This course provides Masters-level knowledge and practical skills in the full range of biomedical sciences. It'll help you to enter scientific jobs in biomedical and pharmaceutical industries, hospitals and universities. You can also continue studying for an MPhil or PhD. The course is flexible, allowing you to choose from a wide range of specialist topics.
You’ll develop key laboratory skills through an introductory course covering molecular biology, separation techniques and cell biology assays.
In Semester 1, you’ll be taught generic skills, including academic writing, statistics, project management and ethics for the biomedical sciences.
In Semester 2, you’ll take a class in commercialisation and entrepreneurship.
The course is taught in the Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. It’s located in a brand new building with state-of-the-art laboratories. Entry requirements We look for a first or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a biological or chemical discipline.
English language requirements
You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.5 (with no component below 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 92 (with Listening 17, Reading 18, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or equivalent. We offer comprehensive English Language courses for students whose IELTS scores are below 6.5.
Please see ELTD for full details.
Pre-Masters preparation course
The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non-EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options
Biomedical scientists work in healthcare to diagnose disease and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment through the analysis of fluids and tissue samples from patients. They work at the heart of modern medicine, with 70% of diagnoses based on the pathology results provided by laboratory services. After graduating you should be ideally qualified for positions in biomedical and pharmaceutical industries as well as hospitals and universities. You may wish to continue studies for an MPhil or PhD.