M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Biotechnology

Edinburgh Napier University

12 months
16875 GBP/year
6525 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Medical Biotechnology course at the Edinburgh Napier University will develop your understanding of key concepts and practices in the biotechnologies that drive new product innovation.


The Medical Biotechnology course at the Edinburgh Napier University is designed to enhance your career in the medical or pharmaceutical biotechnology sectors in a variety of research, product and technology development and leadership roles.

Medical Biotechnology will equip you with broad theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of advanced principles in biotechnology. 


  • Laboratory-based or research management and product development work in a variety of industries ranging from multi-national companies to smaller biotechnology enterprises in the medical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and biochemical sectors.
  • Opportunities may also exist in contract research companies and service providers to the biotechnology sector, in addition to research institutes and local government.
  • Further study in a research setting: graduates will be qualified to continue to PhD studies in the bio-molecular sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Immunology 
  • Biotechnology and Drug Discovery 
  • Business and Bioethics 
  • Cell Technology 
  • Current Practice in Drug Development 
  • Molecular Pathogenesis of Microbial Infection

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply all year round


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in bio-molecular sciences such as: biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology, virology, genetics, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, human biology, pharmacology, microbiology, forensic biology in order to be eligible for the programme.
  • We may consider degree equivalent or lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16875 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16875 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6525 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6525 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £6,525
  • Overseas and EU £16,875

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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