Edinburgh Napier University Biomedical Science

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.