UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

There is a growing need for graduates with a grounding in biological sciences who are able to understand the translational new technologies required for new medicine commercialisation. This BSc focuses on the early stage development of new medicines, such as stem cell, new vaccines and potential new therapies related to healthcare.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: New medicines and society; bioprocess engineering; biochemistry for engineers. Year 2 examples: Cell production and growth; bioprocess recovery and purification; new medicines for the 21st century; microbial genetics and mole biology. Year 3 examples: Business planning; research project; bioprocessing of new medicines; molecular biology for biochemical engineering.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £22,380  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA-A*AA
  • SQA Advanced Higher A1AA-AAA
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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68% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 68%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 88%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 30
Studying 50
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 5

37% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 65%

Total Coursework: 30%

Total Practical: 5%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation