Medical Biotechnology

Edinburgh Napier University


Sighthill Campus


This course provides detailed knowledge of key concepts in cell technology, bioprocessing and molecular analysis and how these approaches are applied in areas of specific relevance to medical and pharmaceutical applications such as drug design and discovery, immunology and microbial infection.

You’ll explore and critically evaluate the technologies driving discovery and modification of natural compounds for use in medicine; the relationship between progress in our understanding of disease and the development of diagnostics and treatments; as well as the application of theoretical concepts to the use of biological systems for production of drugs.

Subjects include:

Cell Technology; Business and Bioethics; Research Skills; Biotechnology and Drug Discovery; Molecular Pathogenesis of Microbial Infection; Research Project

One optional module from:

Advanced Immunology; Current Practice in Drug Development; Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or above in bio-molecular sciences, such as biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and biomedical sciences.

A degree equivalent or lesser qualifications may be considered if you have sufficient relevant work experience gained in biotechnology related industries and research laboratories.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year (September) 18 months (January)


Biological Sciences

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General