Taught course

Medical Biotechnology

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (or equivalent) in the bio-molecular sciences, e.g. biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and biomedical sciences. Alternatively you may have a degree equivalent qualification or a degree without Honours plus appropriate experience, gained in biotechnology or related industries and research laboratories. To check the equivalence of your qualification or experience, please email info@napier.ac.uk

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The course is studied full-time over one year and is split up into three trimesters. Alternatively it can be studied by individualised part-time study with attendance.

You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, and through independent study.

You will study modules in:

Business & Bioethics

  • Cell Technology
  • Research Skills - Molecular Analysis
  • Molecular Pathogenesis of Microbial Infection
  • Biotechnology & Drug Discovery
  • Independent Research Project

The option modules are:

  • Advanced Immunology
  • Molecular Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Current Topics in Pharmaceutical Science

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

Please see our website for 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.

Please visit the course website for information on applying.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months


full time
9 months
part time
18-27 months


part time
12-18 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Information Office
+44 (0) 8452 60 60 40