Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Medical Biotechnology

This course will equip you with versatile skills in the theoretical understanding and critical evaluation of advanced principles of biotechnology and with practical skills to underpin a career as a research scientist or within business in new product development and R&D support management. You will gain specialist research skills and technical expertise, as well as broader, transferable scientific skills. You will develop a critical understanding of key concepts in biotechnology including technologies driving discovery, new product innovation and development as well as the business principles underlying commercialisation.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (or equivalent) in the bio-molecular sciences, e.g. biotechnology; molecular biology; genetics; biochemistry; or biomedical sciences; alternatively applicants may have a degree equivalent qualification or a degree without Honours plus appropriate experience, gained in biotechnology; or related industries and research laboratories.

Course modules

Modules include: Cell technology; business and bioethics; research skills - molecular analysis; molecular pathogenesis of microbial infection; biotechnology and drug discovery; independent research project.


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 £ 3,750 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 12,510 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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0333 900 6040