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17370 GBP/year
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About

Edinburgh Napier University's internationally recognised course in Biomedical Science will prepare you for a fulfilling career as a biomedical scientist.

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Overview

This Biomedical Science course at Edinburgh Napier University is designed to enable you pursue a career as a biomedical scientist in a variety of research, development and leadership roles.

You'll be supported by an internationally-recognised and highly active biomedicine science group with varied research interests and links with healthcare industries, research institutes and the NHS.

Careers

  • Employment in hospitals, NHS, local government or health and safety divisions in various roles including research, Research & Development (R&D), management and consultancy.
  • Employment in industrial settings from smaller medical biotechnology enterprises to global pharmaceutical companies.
  • Progression to PhD to follow an academic career.
  • If you currently work in the biomedical sector, this programme will enhance your prospects for career progression.

Course details

During your study, you will develop a detailed knowledge of key concepts in immunology, toxicology, pharmacology and disease biology and learn how these disciplines are applied in biomedical science.

You’ll gain critical understanding of specialist research areas and unique insights into the challenges currently facing biomedical science. 

You’ll also acquire an in-depth appreciation of research and development practices in the healthcare industries through guest lectures and site visits to specialised laboratories. These experiences will allow you to explore and critique issues of relevance to professional working practice, enhancing your skills in evidence-based decision making.

There is an emphasis on developing your practical laboratory skills with various opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices. 

In your final trimester you’ll undertake an independent project within a vibrant biomedical research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your technical, research and professional skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project externally in a relevant organisation or industry.

You’ll also develop key skills including communication, problem solving, team work, project management, and leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Immunology
  • Biology of Disease and Therapeutics
  • Drug Design and Chemotherapy
  • Molecular Pathogenesis of Microbial Infection
  • Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Research Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply all year round

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

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, or equivalent. 
  • We look for applicants to have a background in bio-molecular sciences such as biological sciences, 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 also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17370 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6720 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland - £6,720
  • Overseas and EU - £17,370

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.

Funding

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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