United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Paisley Campus, Paisley, PA1 2BE, United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

Biomedical Science BSc Hons (Sandwich)

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 prospects HCPC 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 learning A 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 abroad Students have undertaken research projects in Portugal through the ERASMUS+ project Professional recognition The 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”.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Paisley Campus,Paisley
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £7,250
  • Wales Year 1 £7,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £7,250
  • International Year 1 £10,500