Edinburgh Napier University Biomedical Science

By | 29th May 2017

Edinburgh Napier University Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons)Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Develop your understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and disease and prepare for a career at the forefront of biomedical science.

Course introduction

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.

This course 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.

Your learning 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.

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

Edinburgh Napier University Biomedical Science

Entry requirements

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

BBBB including Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry.

A Level

BBC including Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

GCSE grade C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C)

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System
B1, B1, B3, B3 at Higher Level including Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

C2 at Ordinary Level in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry.

New Grading System

Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in English, Maths, Biology & Chemistry.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE grade C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science^ at minimum grade 5.

4 points in SL Maths, English, Biology and Chemistry.

European Baccalaureate

70% with Grade 7 in three subjects including Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

Grade 6 in English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry also required.

HNC

Animal Care with B in the graded unit for year 1 entry.

National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry also required.

HND

Animal Care with BB in the graded units for year 1 entry.

National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry also required.

Edinburgh Napier University Biomedical Science

Minimum year 2

HNC

Pass in a related subject* with Grade B in the graded unit.

*Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Sciences, Applied Biological Sciences

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC including Biology

A Level

AAB including Biology

Minimum year 3

HND

Pass in a related subject** with Grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units

**Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Sciences, Applied Biological Sciences

Edinburgh Napier University Biomedical Science

English Language Requirements

If your first language isn’t English, you’ll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

^Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, or Physics

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren’t guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren’t listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.