MRes / MD On Campus

Biomedical Sciences

University of Aberdeen

12 months
22600 GBP/year
4567 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Biomedical Sciences programme of the University of Aberdeen is providing students with cutting edge translational research addressing global health challenges, aimed at understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of how the human body functions, how these change during disease and infection and how this may be used to predict, identify and treat disease.


At a Glance

Our research spans biomedical and clinical disciplines ranging from basic laboratory science to clinical and applied research that impacts on many aspects of modern life.

The aim of the Biomedical Sciences programme of the University of Aberdeen is to conduct research that ranks among the best in the UK and internationally. Examples of areas of research strength include basic/applied physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry and drug discovery, infection and immunity, neuroscience, cell/developmental biology and cancer.

Research in the School is supported by state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Our core facilities provide researchers with access to a range of cutting-edge equipment, staffed by experts who help with experimental design, training and data analysis.

Postgraduate students are supported by the Postgraduate School which provides induction, skills training opportunities and help with career planning.


A postgraduate qualification in Biomedical Sciences prepares you for a wide range of career options. Many of our graduates obtain posts in Universities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, or hospital diagnostic and pathology laboratories. Further opportunities are available to apply research training in scientific publishing and communication, charitable sectors, working as a patent examiner on biological patents, in science outreach and contributing to the public understanding of biomedical issues. Some become business entrepreneurs and a few go on to study Medicine.

Programme Structure

Research Interests

  • Infection & Immunity
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Systems Physiology
  • Translational Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • You are welcome to apply up to 18 months before your preferred start date. Actual start dates will be confirmed in the admissions documentation.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally, the minimum entrance requirement for admission to the PhD is a degree with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in an appropriate field, or equivalent. It is preferable that you hold a Masters in the chosen area of study as well
  • If English is not your first language and you have not studied previously at an institution in the UK, you will need to demonstrate your proficiency in English by taking an IELTS, TOEFL or PTE academic test

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4567 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4567 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Biomedical Sciences
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