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The award
BSc

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1820 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 18000 per year

All study options

About Biomolecular Sciences at Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

Why this course?

Our Biomolecular Science degree programmes will equip you with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours needed for careers in all branches of bioscience and allied professions.

The MSci programmes are appropriate if you're interested in pursuing an academic or research-related career.

You can defer your choice of degree specialisation until the end of Year 2, giving you the option to progress to single, joint Honours or an Integrated Masters degree in any of the biomolecular sciences.

Our courses have a strong research base and benefit from excellent links with industry, the NHS and international partners. Student exchange programmes offer you the chance to study and take part in lab-based research abroad.

You'll study

You can choose from the following degree programmes all of which have a common curriculum in Years 1 and 2. This means that whichever degree you apply for, you can defer your ultimate choice of degree until you have experienced introductory classes in each of the subjects.

MSci/BSc Single Honours Degrees

  • MSci Biochemistry
  • MSci Immunology
  • MSci Microbiology
  • MSci Pharmacology

BSC Joint Honours Degrees

  • Biochemistry? & Immunology?
  • Biochemistry? & Microbiology?
  • Biochemistry? & Pharmacology?
  • Immunology?? & Microbiology??
  • Immunology?? &? Pharmacology??

BSc Honours Degrees

  • Biomedical Science
  • Biomolecular Sciences

Work placement

We offer opportunities for you to engage with research full time in the summer preceding your final year. Since 2010, 47 undergraduate students have benefited from summer internships, of which 27 were funded by external organisations (including the Wellcome Trust, Nuffield Foundation, Carnegie Trust and professional societies) and others received internal funding (including the University's ResearchInterns@Strathclyde).

You'll receive in-depth training through the host lab as well as skills development workshops on public engagement, networking and poster/presentation preparation. Additionally there are opportunities for students to participate in the ERASMUS scheme. Students have worked in universities from Poland to Portugal, from the Czech Republic to Spain.

Major projects

You'll have the opportunity to take part in a Vertically Integrated Project - VIP@Strath. These projects give students from first year through to postgraduate level the opportunity to work with staff in multi-disciplinary teams on cutting-edge research and development projects.

By taking part in the VIP project, you'll be able to:

  • learn & practice many different professional skills
  • make substantial technical contributions to a project
  • experience many different roles on a large design team
  • interact & receive support from more senior students &, in some instances, receive mentoring from PhD students involved in the project
  • contribute to the completion of large-scale design projects that are of significant benefit to the research programmes of staff members

Postgraduate study

Students from these courses have gone on to Masters postgraduate studies including MSc in Biomedical Science, Industrial Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Forensic Science. A number of students have pursued PhDs at a number of universitities. Many students also go on to study for a PGDE in order to qualify as future science teachers.

Student competitions

Prizes for the best students are awarded each year by a number of societies including British Society of Immunology, British Physiological Society, the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology. Students are encouraged to enter a number of competitions such as Findacure Essay competition and Life Sciences CV Competition.

Key facts

  • UCAS code: C193
  • Accreditation:Royal Society of Biology & Institute of Biomedical Sciences

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Scotland/EU

  • 2017/18 - £1,820

Rest of UK

  • 2017/18 - £9,250

Bachelor degrees at Strathclyde will cost £9,250 a year, but the total amount payable will be capped at £27,750 for students on a four-year Bachelors programme. Students studying on integrated Masters degree programmes - for example MSci, MEng and MPharm - will pay £9,250 for the Masters year.

International

  • 2017/18 - £18,000

Additional fees  

Course materials & costs 

Lab coats and safety goggles 

  • approx £25 

PVG scheme (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) 

Masters of Pharmacy students must pay for a PVG certificate during their first semester at a cost of £57.  This is applicable across all schools of pharmacy.  

Please note: All fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

How can I fund my studies?

Students from Scotland and the EU

If you're a Scottish or EU student, you may be able to apply to the Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Scottish students may also be eligible for a bursary and loan to help cover living costs while at University.

For more information on funding your studies have a look at our University Funding page.

Students from England, Wales & Northern Ireland

We have a generous package of bursaries on offer for students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales

You don't need to make a separate application for these. When your place is confirmed at Strathclyde, we'll assess your eligibility.Have a look at our scholarship search for any more funding opportunities.

International Students (Non UK, EEA)

We have a number of scholarships available to international students. Take a look at our scholarship search to find out more.

Available scholarships

We have a wide range of scholarships available. Have a look at our scholarship search to find a scholarship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum grades

Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.

MSci

Highers

Year 1 entry: AAAB/AABBC (Chemistry B, Biology/Human Biology B, Maths Nat 5 B/Int 2 B, English Nat 5 B/Int 2 B)

Advanced Highers

Year 2 entry: AB (Chemistry B, Biology/Human Biology B, plus Year 1 above)

A Levels

Year 1 entry: ABB/BBB (Chemistry B, Biology B, GCSE Maths B, GCSE English Language B or Literature B)

Year 2 entry: AAAABB (Chemistry and Biology (AB/BA), Maths and English as for Year 1 entry)

International Baccalaureate

34 (two sciences - Biology/Chemistry/Physics HL5, Maths SL5, English SL5)

HNC/HND

Year 1 entry: HNC, Graded Unit A/HND, Graded Units BB

Year 2 entry: HND, Graded Units AB

Year 3 entry: HND, Graded Units AA

BSc Honours

Highers

Year 1 entry: AABB/AAAC (two sciences - Biology/Human Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemistry (if not Higher) Nat 5 B/Int 2 B; Maths Nat 5 B/Int 2 B; English Nat 5 B/Int 2 B)

Advanced Highers

Year 2 entry: BB (Chemistry B, Biology/Human Biology B, plus Year 1 above)

A Levels

Year 1 entry: ABB/BBB (two sciences - Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemistry (if not at A Level) GCSE B; GCSE Maths B, GCSE English Language B or Literature B)

Year 2 entry: AAAABB (Chemistry and Biology (AB/BA), Maths and English as for Year 1 entry)

International Baccalaureate

32 (two sciences - Biology/Chemistry/Physics HL5, Maths SL5, English SL5)

HNC/HND

Year 1 entry: HNC, Graded Unit B

Year 2 entry: HNC, Graded Unit A or HND, Graded Units BB

Year 3 entry: HND, Graded Units AB

Widening access

We want to increase opportunities for people from every background. Strathclyde selects our students based on merit, potential and the ability to benefit from the education we offer. We look for more than just your grades. We consider the circumstances of your education and will make lower offers to certain applicants as a result.

Find out if you can benefit from this type of offer.

International students

Find out entry requirements for your country.

Degree preparation course for international students

We offer international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Strathclyde the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation year programme at the International Study Centre.

You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

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