Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Biomedical Science

This course aims to help students wishing to pursue a career as a professional biomedical scientist or take a leading role in research and development. Candidates will gain a detailed critical knowledge of immunology, toxicology and molecular biology and their application to biomedical science.

Entry requirements

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: biology, biomedical science, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, virology or pharmacy in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience gained in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries, or as a medical laboratory scientific officer.

Course modules

Trimester 1: Biology of disease and therapeutics, advanced immunology, molecular pharmacology and toxicology. Trimester 2: Research skills - molecular analysis, drug design and chemotherapy; molecular pathogenesis of microbial infection. Trimester 3: Research project.

Sponsorship information

Some charitable trusts etc. can be approached for assistance; most part-time students receive assistance from their employer.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,510 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 570 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,875 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sighthill Campus Edinburgh EH11 4BN Scotland

Key information

Information Office
Telephone number: 
0333 900 6040