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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    12 Months Full Time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Find out more about course fees from the programme page

  • Last Updated

    26 September 2019

Are you interested in the ever more revolutionary innovations in health and disease treatments? Do you want to have the potential to innovate, research and find new ways to treat diseases? Do you dream about setting up a spin out company as a result of what you find, or would you like to work for top names in the industry? Aberdeen offers you a top 10 medical school at a teaching hospital, one of the largest health campuses in Europe and wide ranging courses to suit your interests in molecular medicine.

If you want to study course modules within a variety of biotechnology, genetics, immunology, pharmacology, and microbiology areas but you want to choose the modules based on your aspirations, this programme will not only give you choice of course modules but also great potential to innovate. You can gain access to many high growth areas related to health and medical sciences and apply your knowledge to the Industry 4.0 revolution.

We are living in an age of technological advances which are catapulting many fields including the health sciences into new ways to research and treat disease and new ways to produce and manufacture drugs and treatments. Biotechnology and pharmacy are enjoying a revolution in which customised health options, diagnosis, smart technologies, rapid prototyping and delivery, genomic sequencing, and molecular medicine are now possible and delivering new benefits to patients and economies. You study the essential areas of molecular medicine but you can choose from wide ranging courses such as Molecular Pharmacology, Drug Metabolism and Toxicology, Biologic Drug Discovery to Host-Pathogen Interactions and much more.

At the end of the programme you can choose your direction which can be anything from research science in private industry, institutes and centres, universities working towards PhD to finding a new method of treatment, rapid upscaling and spin out company possibilities. You may like to view the Scottish Innovation Centres within the health sciences to fully appreciate just how far you can take your expertise after graduation in Scotland and find out about innovation centres in England, Wales, Ireland or internationally.

Aberdeen graduates go on to work in major multinationals, consultancies and set their own business up as a result of the learning they apply from their time at University of Aberdeen.


Courses Listed for the Programme

Semester 1

  • Bioinformatics
  • Generic Skills
  • Basic Skills
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biotechnology


  • Drug Metabolism and Toxicology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Introduction to Immunology
  • Applied Statistics

Semester 2

  • Advanced Bioinformatics and Genomic Sequencing
  • Research Tutorials


  • Human Genetics
  • Genome Enabled Medicine
  • Biologic Drug Discovery
  • Drug Development to Evidence Based Medicine
  • Host- Pathogen Interactions
  • Immunogenetics

Semester 3

  • Masters Research Project

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Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • Study at a top 10 ranked UK medical school, teaching and researching since the Middle Ages with major innovations such as Insulin, MRI scanning and more
  • Enjoy an immersive study and research experience at one of the largest medical campuses in Europe with institutes, centres and internationally recognised research staff and students working across medical sciences, pharmacology, nutrition, award winning public health and economics, and more
  • Join one of the top 10 universities for spin out company formation in the UK, many of which are from the medical sciences
  • Learn from leading research, technological advances and innovation and apply your knowledge to wide ranging career options from private industries, public sectors to patents and spin out company formation.

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time
  • 12 Months
  • September start

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