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Biomedical Sciences (Life Sciences) 

The University of Edinburgh

Master On Campus
12 months
29600 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This one-year, full time programme in Biomedical Sciences (Life Sciences) at The University of Edinburgh provides an excellent grounding for PhD or other academic study in the Biomedical Sciences. 

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You will learn valuable research skills, biomedical laboratory techniques and a wide range of other transferable skills that will give you an advantage for the rest of your career.

You can also choose two themes that best suit your interests and career goals.

The Biomedical Sciences (Life Sciences) at The University of Edinburgh  includes seminars, taught modules and two research projects in our world-recognised research laboratories.

We will also cover a range of valuable transferable skills including:

  • critical analysis of research papers
  • learning how to write a project grant application and literature review
  • data presentation and statistical analysis

Career opportunities

This programme is an excellent stepping-stone to a PhD, or a career in Biomedical research or industry.

In addition, every year there are vacancies for PhD studentships in the School of Biomedical Sciences and staff are always on the lookout for the outstanding postgraduate students who are on this Programme to encourage them to apply.

Programme Structure

Research projects

  • After core skills week, you will choose a research theme and meet supervisors and discuss the research projects available. A diverse choice of projects is offered specifically to provide experience in a wide range of experimental techniques and research laboratories.
  • You will also study a taught component connected to this theme. This will comprise seminars, workshops, journal clubs, lab meetings, presentations and tutorials.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological, chemical or physical sciences.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9200 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.




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Biomedical Sciences (Life Sciences)
The University of Edinburgh


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