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 http://www.napier.ac.uk/international for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.napier.ac.uk/fees 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: http://www.courses.napier.ac.uk/W74716.htm

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