King's Buildings Campus
The main theme you will study is the importance of biomedical sciences to medicine and health. You will learn how biomedical science discoveries and breakthroughs in understanding have led to medical and scientific advancement.
You will take three compulsory courses: Biomedical Sciences 1; Molecules, Genes & Cells 1; and Medical Biology 1 plus others from a range of biomedical and non-biomedical courses. You will also be expected to take at least one course in biological chemistry.
The theme of your second year is foundational understanding of biomedical sciences and it includes essential learning applicable to biomedical disciplines.
You will take three compulsory courses: Biomedical Sciences 2; Microorganisms, Infection & Immunity 2; and Cells to Organisms 2. You will choose other courses from a range of biomedical and non-biomedical options.
You study three compulsory courses: Biomedical Sciences 3, the cornerstone to the theme of developing knowledge from experiment; Anatomy and Development 3; and Mechanisms of Brain Development 3.
The final year theme is research in practice. You will study the compulsory course, Anatomy and Development, together with two option courses covering cutting-edge topics in more depth.
With individual supervisor support you will complete a major research project that can involve original laboratory-based research or library-based, literature analysis-based research.
2022 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AAAB (first sitting) or 4/5 Highers at AABB/ABBBB (minimum) but typically AAAA (two sittings) including Biology and Chemistry. Maths or Physics recommended plus Maths at B and English at National 5. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry recommended.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including Biology and Chemistry. Maths or Physics recommended plus Maths at B and English at National 5. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry recommended. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
For entry to second year you would need Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB.
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh Medical School