The programme is modular in nature. In each year a semester system of two 15-week teaching blocks is operated with students studying three modules in each semester (six modules/year). The first two years of the programme provides a firm foundation in relevant aspects of human biology, psychology and sociology. In the later years sudents will focus their studies on disease states, current therapies, including gene therapy, and their implications for the individual and society. Theoretical elements of the programme are supported by practical classes which are designed to develop the skills and techniques necessary for employment. The development of strong communication skills is an integral element of this degree. Graduates will have a good understanding of human biology and will appreciate the social, ethical and psychological implications that arise from an understanding of human biology and in particular from new developments in this field.
Contact usNot specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Our programme has been commended by the external assessor for its breadth and width of assessments, which include critical essays, seminar presentations, literature reviews, workbooks and lab reports.
The most significant piece of work for our Level Four students is the double module dissertation project on a topic often self selected, giving them an opportunity to investigate and review an area of interest while demonstrating their higher order thinking skills. The findings are presented in a substantial piece of written work as well as a talk given to peers and academics. The multi-disciplinary approach of this programme gives our students a singular opportunity to draw on multiple perspectives when planning their dissertation, allowing them the academic freedom to produce a truly unique piece of work.
Low satisfaction scores on the recent National Student Survey questions related to feedback are being actively addressed at all levels in the University with a view to improving this area of the student experience.
The ultimate aim of our programme, the only one of its kind in Scotland, is to produce graduates equipped with a broad solid knowledge base and multiple skills to ensure they are prepared for whichever career paths they wish to follow as independent life-long learners.
By the time our students undertake the transition to honours level they will have developed well-informed critical perspectives and the ability to make both intra- and inter-disciplinary connections. At every stage, they will be prepared for and supported in their progress from one level to the next.
Our students benefit from learning next to students from a range of other disciplines, sharing modules in life sciences, health professions, psychology and sociology. This widens their learning experience and gives alternative perspectives to learning.
Perhaps the most significant resource available to our students is our body of dedicated and experienced academic staff. Many of our lecturers are actively involved in research which feeds into their teaching and underpins the development of new teaching material.
Teaching is given a high priority within the contributing schools, and our students are exposed to a learning environment shaped by an ethos of academic curiosity, creativity and forward thinking. The staff have embraced new and innovative forms of teaching, are helpful and supportive, and generally operate an open-door policy.
Our students have the opportunity to study abroad, last year, two third year students spent a term in Madrid and one in Australia.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
Additional Requirements: Applicants are invited for interview to one of our Biorama evenings (applicants living further than a 50 mile radius from the university can make alternative arrangements). Visit our website for more details.
In addition to meeting the qualification requirements, international students where English is not the first language require an IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.