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16425 GBP/year
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About

This Biomedical Science (Hons) course at Edinburgh Napier University gives you a broad understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and disease. It covers the key aspects and principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and physiology and their application to the causes and management of disease.

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Overview

Biomedical science, although well established as a scientific discipline, is also a rapidly advancing subject constantly striving towards improving human health and creating a need for highly skilled biomedical scientists. 

Your learning in the Biomedical Science (Hons) course at Edinburgh Napier University  is supported by our research teams, who are at the forefront of biomedical research and contribute to all aspects of teaching, both lab and non-lab based.

Short work placements are available on this course on a competitive basis through the 'Microplacements' scheme.

You'll gain the skills and knowledge to develop a career in biomedical science or progress to postgraduate study.

Course details

As well as developing an understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and disease, you will gain more specific knowledge of disease processes from the study of clinical laboratory specialities, such as cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, immunology, genetics and medical microbiology.

This enables a biomedical scientist to understand the science of the causes, consequences, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

You’ll be equipped with the skills necessary to plan and perform a research project for publication and be aware of the need for good laboratory practice, health and safety and legal and ethical considerations.

You’ll have the flexibility to study different areas of biology and tailor the course to your own interests. You'll also benefit from studying in the heart of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside which is rich in biodiversity.

The applied nature of this course encourages the development of skills that make you more employable including problem solving, research, team working, communication and IT. As well as specialist analytical and numerical skills, you will be able to collect biological data and communicate scientific information.

Careers

The skills you gain will prepare you for work in a number of areas, including biomedical sciences, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries.

Our graduates have gone on to find employment in the NHS and pharmaceutical research companies like Charles River.

The emphasis on research in this course equips you with the knowledge and skills required to continue on to postgraduate study, including possible PhD study at Edinburgh Napier University and a further academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genes and Inheritance
  • Biochemistry 
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Symbiosis
  • Physiology, Adaptation and Disease
  • Life on Earth

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Higher

Standard Entry Requirement
  • BBBB including Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Minimum Offer Entry Requirement
  • BBCC including Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
A Level
  • BCC including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science.
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
  • Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level
  • Minimum grades DM (Distinction, Merit) in a related subject.
  • A Level grade C
Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Grades H2/H2/H3/H3 including a Science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics) at minimum grade 5.
European Baccalaureate
  • 70% with Grade 7 in three subjects including Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16425 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16425 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Scotland £305/module - part time
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250 FT/£1,157/module PT
  • Overseas and EU £16,425 FT/£2,660/module PT

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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