Undergraduate study - 2021 entry

Subject area: Biomedical Sciences

Why choose Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh?

  • You will join an interdisciplinary programme that provides the knowledge, skills, personal and professional development appropriate for globally competitive graduates of our key disciplines.

  • You will be supported by academic staff who provide an outstanding research-led learning experience that fosters individual intellectual development.

  • You will have the opportunity to undertake projects with our leading biomedical researchers addressing major global biomedical challenges.

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I love studying among likeminded individuals; we are all young adults with a passion for biology and medicine. I find it very inspiring when I walk in to a lecture theatre and see 200 aspiring scientists around me.

Lorenzo Capitani 4th year BSc (Hons) Infectious Diseases
Lorenzo Capitani 4th year BSc (Hons) Infectious Diseases

Introducing Biomedical Sciences

Studying biomedical sciences involves learning about the processes underpinning human health and disease. Developments in this field of research guide improvements in medical practice.

Our biomedical programmes have a common structure in Years 1 and 2 that provides a firm grounding in the knowledge, understanding and skills required for our specialist disciplines of anatomy and development, infectious diseases, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology or reproductive biology.

In Years 3 and 4, you will focus on exploring your chosen discipline in depth. There are opportunities to transfer between honours disciplines at the end of Years 2 and 3.

You will be taught within an internationally respected research environment and will have the opportunity to work with our research groups.


Please apply for only one of the programmes in this group. Compulsory courses in Years 1 and 2 keep programmes in all our honours biomedical sciences disciplines open. You will have the opportunity to switch between honours programmes at the end of Year 2 and at the end of Year 3 provided the required courses have been passed.