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Bioscience For Global Disease, Short Course

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University rank #67 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
This summer school is designed to help you to develop an understanding of recent advances in the field of bioscience and the impact of bioscience on global health.
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You will learn practical laboratory skills, data interpretation and analysis techniques in key biological research themes including cancer biology and stem cell research. 

You will also gain experience of other research skills, such as giving presentations and carrying out literature reviews. 

The course particularly complements the functional anatomy course available during block one – you may wish to consider taking them both.

The course aims to

  • Promote a deeper understanding of the field of bioscience
  • Provide training and practical experience in laboratory techniques
  • Develop key skills such as literature review and presentation skills.


  • Assessment will take the form of a series of take-home assignments, presentations and closed book quizzes with a final assessment of course content at the end of the four-week course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description

      23 July - 16 August

  • Credits
    15 UK (SCOTCAT) credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Through lectures, tutorials, group work projects and practical laboratory work, you will develop an understanding of current research in Scottish bioscience, with an emphasis on:

  • cancer biology – primary research, detection and emerging treatments
  • infection biology – virology, parasitology and bacteriology
  • stem cell research
  • cardiovascular disease and fitness.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Eligible students will have completed 2nd year of the Undergraduate Degree, majoring in a Biological Science (e.g. Molecular and Cell biology, Biochemistry, Immunology).
  • It will be beneficial to have some background knowledge of each of the four topics covered (Oncology, Infectious Diseases [what are viruses, bacteria and parasites], Stem cells and Cardiovascular diseases). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
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Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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