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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 14000 per year
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 ranks 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:
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Okafor Nkiru Chienyem, MSc Biotechnology
Scotland is a very beautiful place and Dundee is exceptionally so. My attraction to Scotland dates back to my younger days with my fascination of the traditional kilt. The local people are extremely friendly, warm, nice and always ready to help, especially in finding ones way about the city. The weather is cool and refreshing but one has to prepare for 'white winter'. I do indeed love Dundee. Coming to Dundee to study at the University of Abertay is already an unforgettable experience.
I am also enjoying my stay due to the high quality education I am receiving, the course works, self study/researches, ultra modern Library with 24hr internet access / IT facilities, state of the art laboratories and equipment, and the cordial relationship between the students and members of staff. Fun and sports loving individuals will love it here. In fact life at University of Abertay has a lot to offer apart from the excellent environment and exquisite facilities, there is the possibility of self improvement, international marketability, information technological advancement, making friends with people from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. If anyone is thinking of coming to the UK to study, I would strongly recommend University of Abertay. It is all about breaking barriers!
Lili Liu, MProf Games Development, 2018
Why did you decide to study at Abertay?
Scotland’s a great place to study gaming because so many games companies are based here. People here are lovely, and the country is also very, very beautiful.
What have the highlights been of your time here?
I’ve made friends from all over the world and I’ve had the chance to learn things I’ve always wanted to learn like coding and technical art.
How have you enjoyed living in Dundee?
It’s been great. Dundee is the sunniest city in Scotland after all!
I’ve also had the chance to see a lot of the country and how amazing it is. When you go hiking you see the true natural beauty of Scotland.
Timea Tabori, BSc Computer Games Technology, 2013
Describe your journey since leaving Abertay?
I graduated with a first class degree in Computer Games Technology from Abertay in 2013. I was fortunate enough to join the fantastic team at Rockstar North as a Junior Engine Programmer right away. Outside of work I have been involved with IGDA Scotland since receiving an IGDA Scholarship to go to GDC in my 4th year at University. I started volunteering with the Scottish Chapter as soon as I got back and have since joined the Board of Directors and been serving as Chair for the chapter for the past 2 years. I find it really rewarding to work so closely with the fantastic game dev community we have in Scotland to build and strengthen it where we can. I also feel very strongly about bringing more diversity to the games industry and making space for new voices. I have worked with young people, parents, teachers and educational institutions and advocated for a more open and better understood games industry in various capacities - as a CoderDojo mentor, a STEM, Video Games and Women in Games Ambassador or by giving talks at Universities and conferences.
What impact did Abertay have on you?
I loved my time at Abertay! I relished the opportunity to throw myself into learning about all aspects of game development as part of my course and self-study. I enjoyed the challenge and the freedom to explore particular directions I was interested in and I felt like I was in an environment that supported my curiosity. Upon graduating I felt prepared and ready to jump in and start working in the games industry.
I met, made friends with and was inspired by many people. I have built lasting friendships and I even work with some of the people from my Abertay family now. Having plenty of events like game jams or dev meetups on or around campus, bringing together fellow students and local developers impressed upon me an appreciation and love for community building that I now get to practice as the Chair of IGDA Scotland as well as a Women in Games and STEM Ambassador.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Go to developer meetups and game jams, especially for students they can provide invaluable experience and connections. Don't doubt your abilities, especially without trying first. Just because something seems scary or difficult, doesn't mean you won't enjoy it or even find that you're good at it. Whatever path you might have envisaged at the start, be ready and flexible to adapt as it will definitely change and that's a good thing. Follow your heart and passion to find what really energises you. It's never too late to start doing something.
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