BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences) Top-Up Degree

Do you crave a career with chemistry? Our Biomedical Sciences (Chemical and Pharmaceutical) Top-up Degree is written in consultation with industry employers allowing you to develop essential skills. Building on your existing knowledge, you will develop an understanding of organic synthesis and analytical processes in the laboratory.


About the course

Turn something old into something new by developing ground breaking pharmaceuticals. In this challenging yet rewarding programme, you’ll learn about the manufacture of drugs, materials, and medicinal products and how industrial large scale synthesis operates. Our extensive lab work and expert-led lectures will prepare you for a career in science.

In our carefully curated selection of modules you will develop a detailed understanding about analytical chemistry, and how new drugs and medical treatments are developed. You’ll investigate in the laboratory exploring, purifying and synthesising products, converting raw material into pharmaceuticals, animal health products, pesticides and new materials.

This course merges academia with practical application. In this programme, you will gain experience in scientific writing and working within laboratory teams. You’ll also develop a research project that will support an academic undergraduate dissertation.

This course is subject to validation by The Open University

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£7,950 (per academic year)

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University Centre

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Start Date

September 2021

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1 year

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: CF16 Institution code: L21

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Study Mode

Full time

We will continue to follow government guidelines to ensure the safety of all our students and staff and have put in place additional safety measures, including the way we deliver your course.

For Semester 1, we plan to deliver your course through a mixture of online and face to face tuition and we will review this as Government guidelines change in response to COVID-19 developments. 

Under the present guidelines, we plan to deliver your course 16.6% online and 83.4% face to face. We will timetable, where possible, so that you come into University Centre Leeds for a whole day and you will be in a bubble with your fellow students on your course.

Face to face contact will be delivered following guidelines on social distancing and increased health and safety measures.  You will be made fully aware of the current measures in place and be expected to follow the guidance issued.