Biomedical Sciences, B.Sc. | The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
48 months
30400 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The ultimate aim of the Biomedical Sciences course at The University of Edinburgh is to understand the functioning of the human body at the molecular, cellular, organ and system levels, in health and disease.


Biomedical scientists integrate the knowledge they gain from research across a range of related disciplines and apply it to the analysis of disease mechanisms.

The basic research carried out by biomedical scientists is fundamental for developments and innovation in:

  • disease diagnosis
  • disease treatment
  • disease prevention

Biomedical scientists develop individual scientific, experimental and critical skills that can contribute to major improvements in human health and the treatment of illness.

Career opportunities

The broad analytical, scientific and personal skills you gain on this programme will equip you for a variety of careers.

This Biomedical Sciences course at The University of Edinburgh will particularly appeal to those planning:

  • a career in biomedical research or a related area
  • a graduate-entry career in industry, management or the public sector

Previous graduates have been employed in science and non-science sectors, including:

  • teaching
  • marketing
  • accountancy
  • policy research

A large proportion of our graduates choose to go on to further study before entering successful academic or industry-based research careers.

Programme Structure

Year 1

The main theme you will study is the importance of biomedical sciences to medicine and health. You will learn how biomedical science discoveries and breakthroughs have led to medical and scientific advancement. 

Year 2

The theme of your second year is 'foundational understanding of biomedical sciences'. This includes essential learning in biomedical disciplines. 

Year 3

You will study the compulsory course Biomedical Sciences 3. This is the cornerstone to the theme of 'developing knowledge from experiment'.

You will also take a combination of compulsory and optional courses that broaden your understanding of your chosen subject.

Additionally in this year, you will develop key graduate attributes, including analytical and communication skills.

Year 4

The theme of your final year is 'research in practice'.

You will study two compulsory courses:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Critical Analysis Skills in Biomedical Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirement is:

  • SQA Highers: AAAB - ABBB by end of S5 or AAAA - AABB/ABBBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
  • A Levels: AAB - ABB in one set of exams.
  • IB: 36 points with 665 at HL - 32 points with 655 at HL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30400 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Home - RUK fees: £9,250

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.


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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