Our Biomedical Science degree offers an exciting, fast-paced learning experience and provides you with a deep understanding of the science behind human health and disease.
We teach you how to explore the biochemical processes that occur in the human body. You will learn how the human body responds to disease, and how to use your knowledge to help identify diseases of all kinds.
Extensive training in our new £3.5m science labs is a feature of all four years of your degree. This is combined with rigorous study of the body in health and disease at all levels (body, organ, tissue, cellular and molecular).
Biomedical scientists are responsible for conducting vitally important scientific tests, which underpin the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. This cutting-edge scientific analysis contributes greatly to the clinical outcomes of patients.
Taught by a combination of academic experts and clinical professionals, this wide-ranging programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
Our BMS degree has consistently rated over 90% for student satisfaction. Abertay University ranked in the top three Scottish Universities for Student Satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS).
Following a common pathway for two years, you’ll take either the Standard or the Applied programme route.
The Applied route includes an 18-week placement in one of our partner hospital laboratories and is particularly relevant if you want become a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS.
While both degrees are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), (essential if you want to work in the NHS), the Applied route is also approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Our teaching quality is amazing:
- UK University of the Year - Teaching Quality (The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
- UK Top 10 - Student Satisfaction & Teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021).
- UK Top 10 - Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020).