University of Edinburgh

College of Science and Engineering

MSc Biochemistry


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Biochemistry

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme offers you an academically-challenging and career-developing study of biological systems at the molecular and cellular level.

Biochemistry is fundamental to most areas of life-science; it has a major impact on modern medical research and is essential in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, forensic, bioengineering, agricultural and environmental industries.

The programme is designed to produce highly skilled and motivated biochemists that are suitable for employment in the life-sciences or for further academic research.

You will be taught to apply chemical and physical principles to biological molecules in complex living systems in order to expand your understanding of the molecular basis of the processes which take place within these organisms.

Through a combination of taught courses, practical skills training and laboratory-based research, you will explore the structures, dynamics, interactions and metabolic pathways of biological molecules, from small molecules to large macromolecular complexes.



International Student Requirements:

If English is not your first language, you must be able to meet the minimum standards that are set out by the College and recommended by the University. As much of the programme involves giving presentations and writing up research quickly, we would strongly recommend that your language skills exceed the minimum requirements. For the demands of this programme we would suggest IELTS 7.0 or a TOEFL-iBT of 100. You can find further information on specific conditions and exemptions, as well as suitable forms of documentation, on the International students website.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 180

In State Tuition (per year): 9650 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 21350 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City