Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences


The primary goal of Biomedical Science is to enhance understanding of human body function in health and disease.

We are ranked 1st in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology, The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Our Degrees

We offer a range of Biomedical Sciences degrees which you can read more about below.

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Pathway Programmes

The University of Aberdeen International Study Centre offers preparation programmes for progression to undergraduate degree study at the university.

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Biomedical Scientists bring together a broad range of subjects including anatomy, biochemistry, developmental biology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology. These combine to generate powerful multidisciplinary approaches to help unravel the problems associated with human diseases and to develop medicines and therapies to treat them. Biomedical Scientists are, therefore, often found at the cutting edge of medical research.

Advanced knowledge in a single discipline will be acquired in the third and fourth years of the programme.

5 year MSci degree

You have the opportunity to undertake a year's placement in an industrial, commercial or research environment and graduate after five years with an MSci (an undergraduate Masters degree) instead of a BSc.

Why study STEM?

The University of Aberdeen offers a range of STEM-related degrees, STEM being the collective of subjects covering science, technology, engineering and maths. With world-class academics and cutting-edge facilities like our Science Teaching Hub, we can give you access to some of the best STEM teaching and research in Scotland, maximising your learning potential and preparing you for industry.

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Why Study Biomedical Sciences at Aberdeen?

  • The programmes provide you with the scientific content of pre-clinical medicine plus the opportunity to study cellular processes from this whole-body perspective.
  • You will gain a thorough grounding in the core medical sciences and a specialism chosen from Anatomy, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology.
  • Biomedical scientists in Aberdeen have made major medical advances, including co-discovery of insulin (receiving a Nobel Prize) and discovery of the brain's morphine-like chemicals.
  • You will acquire core skills and knowledge vital to the modern workplace which will also provide you with the ideal training for progress to graduate programmes in medical research, medicine, dentistry and other healthcare professions.
  • Modern teaching facilities and laboratories which will enhance your learning and provide you with an opportunity to experience working in a research focussed laboratory environment.
  • We are ranked 1st in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology, The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

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