Biomedical Teaching Organisation

Policies and guidance

The BMTO supports your learning within University of Edinburgh guidelines of academic conduct. Our policies and guidance are here to help you follow the rules, develop good working habits and communicate with us during your academic journey.

Academic appeals

For Undergraduate and Postgraduate students within the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences. An academic appeal is a request for a decision made by a Board of Examiners to be reconsidered in relation to marks, progression, degree classification or degree award.

Academic misconduct

Academic misconduct is any type of cheating which occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise.

Academic transfers

Information and forms for transferring to and from Undergraduate Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences Degree Programmes.

Attendance monitoring: managed migration

Our policy on managed migration and attendance monitoring for Tier 4 students within the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences.

Changing courses or programme

Our guidance for Undergraduate students within the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences on what to do if you decide you would like to change your choice of courses or programme.

Examinations and course assessment

Examinations and other course assessment guidelines for undergraduate study.

International students and Tier 4 Visa guidance

As a Tier 4 student, the University of Edinburgh is the sponsor of your UK visa.


Plagiarism is the deliberate use of another person's work as if it were your own, without adequate acknowledgement of the original source. Read our guidelines and watch this short film about how to avoid common pitfalls.

Postgraduate submission of work

How to submit your work.

Progression requirements

Progression requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.