UWS Clearing

Biomedical Science


BSc (Hons)

4 years full-time, 5 years full-time (sandwich)


September 2023


About the course

UWS’s BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science will equip you with the skills and experience needed to play a vital role in modern health care provision.

This degree has been developed to provide a pathway to help you become a professional biomedical scientist. You’ll complete modules in biology, chemistry and statistical analysis – which will underpin your knowledge and understanding – before progressing to study advanced aspects of biomedical science.

Biomedical scientists play an essential role in the identification of diseases and improving the provision of healthcare.


  • This degree is designed to prepare you for a career working at the forefront of modern healthcare, where you’ll play a vital role in the effective diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and prevention of disease.
  • The BSc Biomedical Science has been developed in partnership with the National Health Service and is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
  • We have a range of placement opportunities available allowing you to apply your knowledge in a real-world laboratory setting.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology 
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 including Biology or Human Biology
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (3 @ HL) including Biology or Human Biology
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Science or Access to Medicine or Access to Radiography or Access to Biological & Chemical Sciences or Access to Chemistry and Biology or Access to Health & Life Sciences or Access to Health & Biological Sciences or Access to Dietetics, all must include Grades BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: BBC (136 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology
  • A levels: BBC (120 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points including HL Biology and Chemistry
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Applied Science or Biomedical Science or Applied Biomedical Science or Industrial Biotechnology
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Biomedical Science or Biological Science or Applied Biological Sciences

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

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Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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