Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy) with Industrial Placement

University of Aberdeen


Foresterhill Campus


In the first two years of your degree, you will gain a broad knowledge of subjects related to medical science and in scientific research methods. In addition, you will enhance your critical analysis abilities while developing your interpersonal skills through team-working and oral/written communications.

Advanced knowledge of anatomy will be acquired in the third and fifth years of the programme. The University of Aberdeen boasts a state of the art anatomy facility, housed in the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Health Campus. In addition to traditional learning using cadaveric material, the university is proud to house a state of the art 3D anatomy learning resource, allowing the integration of 3D virtual anatomy into lectures and other teaching scenarios.

First Year: Getting Started at the University of Aberdeen; Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1; Introduction to Medical Sciences; Chemistry for the Life Sciences 2; The Cell.

Second year: Physiology of Human Cells: Molecular Biology of the Gene: Human Anatomy A; Foundation Skills for Medical Sciences; Physiology of Human Organ Systems; Energy for Life; Human Anatomy B; Research Skills for Medical Sciences.

Third Year: Architecture of Life; Human Embryonic Development; Human Movement Dissected; Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology; Neuroscience Research Topics; Epithelial Physiology;
Frontiers of Biomedical Sciences.

Fourth Year: Industrial Placement.

Fifth Year: Brain Function and Malfunction (with Anatomy); Developmental Neuroscience (with Anatomy); Advanced Molecules Membranes and Cells (Stem Cells and Regeneration); Medical Sciences Honours Research Project; Medical Science Data Analysis Paper; Medical Science General Essay Paper.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

4 Highers at AAAB (by end of S5) including Biology and Chemistry plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5.

For advanced entry to year 2, you would require 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Biology and Chemistry.

Start Date






Study Method

Full time



Course Length

5 years


Life Sciences and Medicine


Biological Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General