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Drug Design and Biomedical Science

Edinburgh Napier University

12 months
16875 GBP/year
6525 GBP/year
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Unique in Europe, this Drug Design and Biomedical Science at the Edinburgh Napier University combines biomedicine and pharmaceutical science to prepare you for a rewarding career in the pharmaceutical, bioscience or healthcare sectors.


If you're interested in a career in the fascinating and challenging world of drug design, this Drug Design and Biomedical Science at the Edinburgh Napier University is the course that will take you there.

Rather than presenting just one of the disciplines used in the field, this postgraduate degree, unique in Europe, blends the subjects you need - biomedicine and pharmaceutical science - into one comprehensive course that focuses on the integration of modern organomedicinal chemistry and molecular biology.


  • Drug discovery and/or drug design
  • A laboratory-based career with global pharmaceutical companies, developing biotechnology companies, contract drug testing, hospitals, NHS, local government or health and safety divisions
  • Further studies at PhD level are available at institutions all over the world leading to an academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Immunology 
  • Biotechnology and Drug Discovery 
  • Current Practice in Drug Development 
  • Drug Design and Chemotherapy 
  • Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology 
  • Quality Control & Pharmaceutical Analysis 
  • Research Project 
  • Research Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • 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 requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in Bio-Molecular Sciences such as biological sciences, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutical, genetics, virology etc. in order to be eligible for the programme.

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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