Bioscience with Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons)

1. Overview

This is an Advanced Entry course that has been designed for students with varying entrance qualifications.

Entry to year 1 of this course is through the Biomedical Science Programme, using code B902. Advanced Entry to years 2, 3 and 4 is available by applying to UCAS using code C9B9.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and laboratory-based skills that are essential in both the field of Bioscience and Biomedical Science. The key benefit of studying this combination of subjects is that you will be suitably qualified to enter a range of professions.

The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences laboratories are very well equipped and emphasis is placed on practical ‘hands on' experience, particularly in laboratory work. Our bioanalytical, tissue culture and microscopy facilities have all been recently upgraded, supporting the enhancement of your technical skills and your future employability.

Bioscience with Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons) is one of the three routes that form the Biomedical Sciences Programme. Independent of which BSc (Hons) course you aim to study, all students within the programme follow a common foundation year followed by a second year selection into their BSc (Hons) course.

Read more about the programme

2. What you will study

Year 1

  • Biology for Life Sciences
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • Cell Culture
  • Analytical Techniques for Life Sciences
  • Biomolecular Science
  • Practical Skills for Life Sciences
  • Personal and Professional Skills Development

 Year 2

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Human Biochemistry
  • Experimental Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Human Genetics
  • Forensic Biology
  • Behavioural Studies

Year 3

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Practical Research Methods
  • Toxicology and Environmental Analysis
  • Pharmacology
  • Human Cytology and Histology
  • Public Health

Year 4

  • Advanced Microbiology
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • DNA Technologies
  • Current Trends in Bioscience
  • Honours Research Project

3. Entry requirements

Entry to year 1 of this course is through the Biomedical Science Programme, using code B902. Advanced Entry to years 2, 3 and 4 is available by applying to UCAS using code C9B9.

SQA Higher: BBBB including Biology/Human Biology plus one other science. Chemistry, English and Maths are required at Standard Grade Credit Level if not at Higher.

GCE A Level: BCC to include Biology/Human Biology plus one other science. Chemistry, English and Maths are required at GCSE Grade B or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: B2B2B2B2 to include Biology/Human Biology plus one other science. Chemistry, English and Maths are required at Ordinary Level Grade B or above.

IB Diploma: 28 to include Higher Level in Biology at Grade 5 and one further science. A minimum of Standard Level Maths and English required at Grade 5.

Alternative Qualifications: Advanced Entry to years 2, 3 and 4 is available to applicants with appropriate entrance qualifications. A relevant HNC from one of our partner colleges may be considered for year 2 entry. A relevant HND from one of our partner colleges may be considered for year 3 entry. A relevant Ordinary Degree may be considered for year 4 entry.

This course is part of the 2+2 Degree Link programme between Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen College. Students who undertake a Degree Link course at Aberdeen College will be automatically guaranteed a place in year 3 of this course and can register as an Associate Student of the University while studying at College.

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated. 

 

English language requirements for those whose first language is not English.

4. Placements and accreditations

Professional Accreditation 

The Bioscience with Biomedical Sciences course has been submitted for recognition by the Society of Biology.

Study Abroad

You will be given the exciting opportunity to take advantage of the Erasmus Student Mobility Scheme and carry out your project work in a research laboratory within another European University.

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,400 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,600 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,300 per academic year

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS. You must apply online at www.ucas.com/students/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

8. Prospects

On completion of the course you will have a wide range of career options in the fields of both Bioscience and Biomedical Science. Many of our graduates find employment within private or public sector research. This could be within university, government, NHS, commercial or charity-funded laboratories. Other opportunities for graduates are varied and include scientific publishing, secondary school teaching, forensic analysis and environmental consultancy. You may also decide to continue your studies and specialise with a Masters degree or develop your research skills with a PhD.

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BSc (Hons)
UCAS Code
C9B9
Start date
September 2014
Course length
4 years
Mode of Attendance
Full-time
Academic school
School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences
Teaching locations
City centre
More information:
Undergraduate Admissions (01224) 262728

University pathways at ICRGU - first year entry

ICRGU

The International College at Robert Gordon University (ICRGU) offers first year degree entry into the BSc (Hons) Bioscience with Biomedical Sciences degree at Robert Gordon University for International Students.


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