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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Sighthill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our internationally recognised course will prepare you for a fulfilling career as a biomedical scientist

Overview

This course is designed to enable you pursue a career as a biomedical scientist in a variety of research, development and leadership roles.

You'll be supported by an internationally-recognised and highly active biomedicine science group with varied research interests and links with healthcare industries, research institutes and the NHS.

Course details

During your study, you will develop a detailed knowledge of key concepts in immunology, toxicology, pharmacology and disease biology and learn how these disciplines are applied in biomedical science.

You’ll gain critical understanding of specialist research areas and unique insights into the challenges currently facing biomedical science.

You’ll also acquire an in-depth appreciation of research and development practices in the healthcare industries through guest lectures and site visits to specialised laboratories. These experiences will allow you to explore and critique issues of relevance to professional working practice, enhancing your skills in evidence-based decision making.

There is an emphasis on developing your practical laboratory skills with various opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices.

In your final trimester you’ll undertake an independent project within a vibrant biomedical research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your technical, research and professional skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project externally in a relevant organisation or industry.

You’ll also develop key skills including communication, problem solving, team work, project management, and leadership.

Assessments

Your assessments are mapped out across your programme and include formative work to help practice your skills, as well as summative work which will build on this preparatory work.

These are carefully spaced out across each trimester to avoid clashes and include many different types of assessment such as essays, lab reports, posters, oral presentations, short discussions, class tests and exams. Some of these assessments involve group-work, whilst others are individual.

Careers

  • Employment in hospitals, NHS, local government or health and safety divisions in various roles including research, Research & Development (R&D), management and consultancy.
  • Employment in industrial settings from smaller medical biotechnology enterprises to global pharmaceutical companies.
  • Progression to PhD to follow an academic career.
  • If you currently work in the biomedical sector, this programme will enhance your prospects for career progression.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,386per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Edinburgh Napier University

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 103 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    151 66%

    27th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    95th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    43rd

    25

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