BSc. (Hons) Biomedical Science


Biomedical science, well established as a scientific discipline, is a rapidly-advancing medical subject, constantly striving towards improving human health and creating need for highly skilled scientists.

This degree is designed to give you a broad understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and diseases. It covers the key aspects and principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, physiology and toxicology and their application to the causes and management of disease.

More specific knowledge of disease processes comes from the study of laboratory specialities, such as cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, genetics and medical microbiology. This enables a biomedical scientist to understand the science of the causes, consequences, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Awarding Body and Credit Rating

This Degree is awarded by the Edinburgh Napier University – ENU (Learn more ) and credit rated at the Level 10 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

This frame work established to ensure that the quality and integrity of the SCQF is maintained at all times and that the benefits of using the Framework are fully promoted to all stakeholders across Scotland and beyond. (learn more - )


4 years Full-Time (option available for a 3-year Full-Time programme)


September & January


BSc. (Hons) Biomedical Science - Four Year
BSc. Biomedical Science -Three Year


Year 1

160 Credits Semester 01

Modules Credits
Introduction to Microbiology Level 7 20
Biomolecules & Cell Biology Level 7 20
Computer Applications & Statistics Level 7 20
Introduction to Biochemistry Level 7 20
Year 1

160 Credits Semester 02

Modules Credits
Biochemical Techniques Level 7 20
Research Methods & Bioinformatics Level 7 Level 7 20
General Microbiology Level 8 20
Enzymology, Cellular Metabolism & Genetics Level 8 20
Year 2

80 Credits Semester 01

Modules Credits
Man and Microbes Level 8 20
Scientific Inquiry Level 8 20
Year 2

80 Credits Semester 02

Modules Credits
Microbiology Level 8 20
Biochemistry Level 8 20
Year 3

120 Credits Semester 01

Level 9
Modules Credits
Molecular Genetics Level 9 20
Medical Microbiology Level 9 20
Scientific Communication - Dissertation & Statistics Level 9 20
Year 3

120 Credits Semester 02

Modules Credits
Immunology Level 9 20
Clinical Biochemistry Level 9 20
Pharmacology and Pathophysiology Level 9 20
Year 4

120 Credits Semester 01

Modules Credits
Applications of Molecular Biology Level 10 20
Cellular & Molecular Pathology Level 10 20
Cellular & Molecular Immunology Level 10 20
Year 4

120 Credits Semester 02

Modules Credits
Scientific Research Project Level 10 60

Entry Requirements

Career Prospects

This programme enables you to pursue a career as a professional scientist in the health, veterinary or forensic sector to take a leading role in research and development in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The emphasis on research in this course also equips you with the knowledge and skills required to continue on to postgraduate study.


Unique experience on conducting and handling research independently and it is the most preferred entry level qualification by employers in the present competitive field of science and technology. It also gives you the opportunity to get direct entry into postgraduate programmes.