Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduate studying

Our programmes take a thematic and progressive approach which is embedded in a research-led teaching environment. We offer BSc(Hons) Medical and Biomedical Sciences programmes, the intercalated year of the MBChB, and Veterinary Science degrees specialising in Biomedical Sciences disciplines.

Applicant information

Videos and other resources to help you discover what it's like to study in the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences.


We take a look at some of the most popular questions asked by prospective students.

Offer Holder Information

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Exclusive content for our offer holders.

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences Programmes

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Biomedical sciences involves the study of the processes behind human health and disease and developments in the field drive and guide improvements in medical practice.

BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences

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Our BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences is a multidisciplinary programme that provides the knowledge, skills and personal and professional development appropriate for graduate entry to medicine, medical research or careers in one of the many healthcare or healthcare-related professions.

BSc Integrative Biomedical Sciences (Zhejiang)

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The four year dual award UG programme in Integrative Biomedical Sciences is taught by the new ZJE Institute, a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University in China.

BSc Biomedical Informatics (Zhejiang)

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This four year dual award UG programme in Biomedical Informatics is taught by the new ZJE Institute, a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University in China.

Intercalated Bachelor of Medical Sciences with Honours

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The Bachelor of Medical Sciences with Honours degree programmes may be intercalated as part of the MBChB programme. The intercalated BMedSci is taken at the end of second year.

Intercalated BSc (Hons) Veterinary Sciences

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Veterinary medicine at Edinburgh mixes the best traditions with award-winning, progressive teaching. Our outstanding hospitals and teaching facilities provide an excellent environment to develop your practical and clinical skills.

Elective Courses

Information on our elective courses.

Open days

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Visiting us and asking questions is a good way to find out if we're the right choice for your studies.

Why choose Biomedical Sciences?

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Our graduates in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences are highly sought after, with Edinburgh in the top 20 of the Global Employability University ranking.

Predicted grades

Further information on the provision of predicted grades.

Student blog: Samantha

Samantha tells us why she chose to study Neuroscience at the University.

Student Blog: Beth

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Beth tells us about her experience studying in the Deanery.

Student Blog: Alejandro

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Alejandro on his experiences as an international students and hopes for the future.

Student blog: Aliyah

Aliyah speaks to us about balancing her studies with commuting, working and breeding rabbits!