We take a look at some of the most popular questions asked by prospective students.
Below you will find some videos and other resources which will give you a flavour of what it is like to study at Edinburgh.
They will hopefully also give you some ideas about questions you might want to ask our team during the session itself!
Medical Sciences aims to prepare students for healthcare–related careers through a broad curriculum that includes a number of unique healthcare-related courses including Medical Sciences 1, Anatomy and Pathology 2, and Health, Illness and Society 3.
Biomedical Sciences has as its aim the development of expertise in a specific biomedical discipline and students on this programme will make choices at the end of Second Year as to which discipline they will specialise in during their Honours years.
Both programmes place an emphasis on the science underlying their respective disciplines and the importance of research in creating new knowledge that has the potential to benefit present and future generations.
You can change your programme of study on any of the Biomedical Sciences degrees* very easily. Transfers can be accommodated up to the end of Year 3 provided students have taken the necessary core/compulsory courses. It is less straightforward transferring between Medical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences as both programmes have discipline specific courses (less overlap between these two programmes) but transfers are still possible nonetheless.
(*Biomedical Sciences portfolio: Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Infectious Diseases, Anatomy and Development, Reproductive Biology)
Yes, we have two types of exchange agreements for students spending a Year Abroad. International Exchanges for students on one of the Biomedical Sciences programmes or Erasmus exchange for students on Medical Sciences. The Medical Sciences Erasmus exchange is a school-specific exchange – we have two places for students to study at Karolinska in Sweden for the year. For both the International Exchange and Erasmus Exchange students study abroad for the entire third year of their studies. International students in Biomedical Sciences study abroad all over the world, for example: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and North America.
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