King's Buildings Campus
Infectious disease is a major challenge to society in the developed and developing worlds.
The study of infectious diseases investigates the micro-organisms that can cause disease in human beings and animals and how the host responds to infection. It brings together the study of bacteriology, virology, immunology and molecular biology.
You will study the interaction between micro-organisms and their hosts, the processes of infection and how microbes cause disease. This knowledge can then be applied to the development of prevention and therapeutic strategies such as antibiotics, antiviral agents and vaccination.
2020 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AAAB (first sitting) or 4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB (two sittings) including Biology and Chemistry. Maths and/or Physics recommended plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry recommended.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including Biology and Chemistry. Maths and/or Physics recommended plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry preferred.
For entry to second year you would need Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB.
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh Medical School