Taught course

Drug Design and Biomedical Science

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally, you will need an honours degree based in the bio-molecular sciences (acceptable are: biological or biomedical sciences; chemistry; pharmacy; pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry; immunology; genetics; virology; molecular biology; forensic science.) Degree-equivalent qualifications will be considered, as will appropriate experience gained in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Based over three trimesters, the course will involve lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. You'll also undertake a research project which can be conducted in research institutions, academic laboratories or the pharmaceutical industries in the UK or across Europe.

Trimester 1

  • Current Practice in Drug Development, Advanced Immunology, Toxicology

Trimester 2

  • Biomedical Applications of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Drug Discovery, Drug Design and Chemotherapy

Trimester 3

  • Research Project

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550/213 Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

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up-to-date fee & funding information


*Scholarship available*

As part of the pilot scheme runs by the Scottish Government to support the economic priority sectors, five part-time study funded places have been available for students to apply.

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information on applying

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18-36 months


full time
6 months
part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Information Office
08452 60 60 40