London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This course focuses on how chemical compounds interact with living systems, looking particularly at drugs and their effects on disease. If you want to be involved in developing or testing new safe drugs for illnesses, or the analysis of pharmacological data, this practical degree will teach you the key laboratory and analytical skills in our cutting'edge Science Centre and in the classroom.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology; anatomy and physiology; aspects of chemistry relevant to biological systems; an introduction to the essential laboratory skills and data handling required by all life scientists. Year 2 topics include: core areas of pharmacology; metabolism; microbiology; analytical techniques; molecular biology; immunology. Year 3 topics include: drug action on organ systems in the body, including those of the central nervous system; a choice of modules looking at, for example, drug formulations, or bioinformatics; a laboratory'based project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons) £2,250  Credit module. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 88
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific