HND Biological Sciences (Biomedical route)

This HND Biomedical Sciences (Biomedical route) course at Glasgow Clyde College focuses on chemical and biological science with a strong focus on laboratory work.

It would prepare you for employment in science areas such as research and industrial laboratories, biotechnology, chemical, microbiological, pharmaceutical, and environmental industries, and in particular NHS biomedical laboratories as well as progression on to university courses. 

Students with a relevant HNC would be considered for direct entry on to second year of this course.

Course content

  • Chemistry
  • Statistics and Maths
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • DNA and Molecular Techniques
  • Genetics and DNA
  • Proteins
  • Human Body Structure & Function 
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Graded Unit 1 (Research based project)
  • Graded Unit 2 (Experimental project)

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Higher (or equivalent) in Biology/Human Biology AND Higher Chemistry at grade C or above AND SCQF 5 (S Grade, Int 2 or National 5) 1/2 or A/B passes in Maths and English.
  • Completion of a Higher (Level 6) NQ/NC Science course.
  • Other relevant work experience and skills will also be considered.  

Selection process information

Progression routes

You can apply for 2nd or 3rd year entry to relevant university degree courses or seek employment in industrial science, biomedical science, pharmaceutical science and environmental industries.

SCQF level


Start date

27 August 2018


2 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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