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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Lanarkshire Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of the NHS and develop biomedical scientists who play a vital role in modern healthcare. UWS works in partnership with NHS laboratories and the Health and Care Professions Council to equip you with the theory and practical skills necessary to become a biomedical scientist.A 12-month optional placement is available to students undertaking Biomedical Science. Biomedical Science graduates start at a slightly lower grade and undertake training while employed in the NHS. Our graduates can be found in teaching (primary and secondary), research, nursing and often undertake further study in pharmacy, medicine and dentistry.BSc Hons Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.Career prospectsHCPC registered Biomedical Scientists working within the NHS have the same standing as other healthcare professions such as pharmacy, radiography and physiotherapy. Applied Biomedical Science graduates can immediately gain positions as Biomedical Scientists with starting salaries typically around £24,000 per annum. Biomedical Science graduates start at a slightly lower grade and undertake training while employed in the NHS. Our graduates can be found in teaching (primary and secondary), research, nursing and often undertake further study in subjects such as pharmacy, medicine and dentistry. Placement/Work-based learningA 12-month optional placement is available to students undertaking our Biomedical Science degree. Applied Biomedical Science students undertake a compulsory 15-week work placement in a hospital laboratory*.Study abroadStudents have undertaken research projects in Portugal through the ERASMUS+ projectProfessional recognitionThe BSc Honours Biomedical Science and BSc Honours Applied Biomedical Science programmes are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). The BSc Honours Applied Biomedical Science is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), ensuring eligibility to apply for the HCPC register. Access to the HCPC register is dependent on satisfactory character references and completion of a “self-declaration”.

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15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,325per year

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A level : BCC

Including Biology or Human Biology.Year 2 entry with A Levels in BBC including Biology.

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 100 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    138 62%

    32nd

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    79th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    29th

    15

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