BSc (Hons) Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Top-Up

Science continues to pave the way for human progress - from research on vaccines to the safe handling of viruses. Our Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences degree allows you to explore your future in the fields of research, drug development, and healthcare. Featuring an employer-led programme that will strengthen your knowledge of the industry, this degree is the perfect way to build your professional success.

A student would typically spend 270 hours in the laboratory over the year and would get up to 135 hours of lab time in which to conduct their own research project.


About the course

Specifically designed for students who already have a Level 5 qualification, this course enables you to top up your foundation degree or HND to a full BSc Honours. You will develop your biological knowledge through topics ranging from gene therapy to rare disorders, and utilise your research skills as you carry out a laboratory-based project of your choice. You will also be supported by the extensive experience of our teaching team, whose specialisms include pharmacology, cellular biology, microbiology and theoretical physics. After studying the core modules on this programme, you can choose to broaden your studies with an optional module in Microbial Pathology, Genetic Mechanisms of Disease, Pharmaceutical Analysis & Toxicology or Drug Synthesis.

This course opens up various career routes for you to explore, including working in patient-facing and support roles in the NHS; clinical drug trial companies; forensics services and environmental analysis in private laboratories; or teaching and technical roles in schools, colleges and universities.

This course is validated by The Open University

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£7,950 (per academic year) - For home students commencing study in 2023

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University Centre

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Start Date

September 2023

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1 year

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: CF15 Institution code: L21

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