MSc Drug Discovery & Translational Biology

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2:1 degree at undergraduate level in a biological science and, if applicable, proven proficiency in English.

Degree requirements

You will need a strong background, at least a 2:1 or its equivalent at undergraduate level, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Biophysics
  • Pharmacology

If you have a background in chemistry, physics, computer science or informatics you will also be considered. Other scientific or medical backgrounds may also be considered on a case-by case basis. If you are unsure whether you have the required background, please contact us with details of your qualifications before applying so we can assess your suitability.

At least one year of chemistry at university level is expected.

Pre-application enquiries

International students

If you are unsure of your degree classification, Edinburgh Global provides information by country.

Entry requirement guidance by country

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must be able to meet the minimum standards that are set out by the College and recommended by the University.

You can find further information on specific conditions and exemptions, as well as suitable forms of documentation, on the Edinburgh Global website.

English language requirements

If your language skills only meet the lower end of the requirements, the English Language Teaching Centre at the University run several courses in English for Academic Purposes. You can enrol in one of the August courses before starting the programme in September.

Courses at English Language Education

Immigration advice

Edinburgh Global provides a wealth of information on UK student visas, including application guidance.

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