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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please see the website

  • Last Updated

    08 November 2017

Course content

The biomolecular and biomedical sciences are challenging, demanding enthusiastic, driven students. Of course, these cutting-edge fields also offer incredible potential for positive impact – and meaningful careers.

The biomedical sciences offer hope for curing diseases and bettering the health and well-being of people across the globe. Every discovery shapes the future. Every contribution furthers the common good. 

GCU is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for allied health research conducted at world-leading standards (Research Excellence Framework). Our highly regarded MSc Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences programme will prepare you with practical skills in scientific investigation and a valuable body of academic knowledge informed by the newest research in the field. 

  • Study the mechanisms of disease development 
  • Explore the cell and molecular biology underlying disease
  • Investigate the pathophysiology and molecular aspects of medicine
  • Build hands-on laboratory skills

We keep the curriculum career-focused with laboratory-based classes and Research Project modules. 

Our department is respected for multi-disciplinary research. Our work has real-world impact for advancing human health. We ask questions that matter – and answer them. This pursuit is at the heart of everything we do. 

The fast-growing field of biomolecular and biomedical sciences offers career opportunities that are both meaningful and rewarding. Professionals are in high demand. 

What you will study

Biomolecular Studies; Molecular Aspects of Medicine; Cellular and Systems Pathology; Novel Cell Based Technologies and Therapeutics; Integrated Cell Biology; Applied Molecular Microbiology; Skills for Professional Practice for Biosciences and MSc Research Project.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

Graduate prospects

GCU’s graduates are competitive candidates who employers value for their integrity, knowledge and skills. As a graduate of the MSc Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, you’ll be prepared to take on any challenge and succeed in any role you choose. 

The programme prepares graduates for careers in healthcare, medicine, biomedical, biotechnology and more. Work in industry, conduct research in the public or private sector, or find an academic role. The work you do in this programme will also prepare you to pursue further study, such as a PhD.


Visit the Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences MSc page on the Glasgow Caledonian University website for more details!

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