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.
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.
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.
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- Genes and Inheritance
- Applied Microbiology
- Physiology, Adaptation and Disease
- Life on Earth
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- 48 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering Biomedicine Biology View 318 other Bachelors in Biomedicine in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
SQA HigherStandard Entry Requirement
- BBBB including Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
- BBCC including Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
- BCC including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science.
- Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
- Minimum grades DM (Distinction, Merit) in a related subject.
- A Level grade C
- Grades H2/H2/H3/H3 including a Science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- 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.
- 70% with Grade 7 in three subjects including Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
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International16425 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16425 GBP per year during 48 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.