London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

If you intend to study at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this course will help you turn your final qualification into a double award. You’ll study additional London Metropolitan modules during your time at SUTCM, and then complete an additional fourth year at London Met, after which you’ll receive your bachelor’s degree.

In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

This course is a partnership between London Metropolitan University and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SUTCM). To participate in this course, you must first complete the SUTCM programme, with additional London Met modules. Provided you achieve the necessary grades, you’ll then progress onto this course – which you can choose to study either at SUTCM in Shanghai, or at London Metropolitan University in the UK.

Herbal medicine takes a holistic approach to wellness, and uses natural products to treat patients. On the top'up course, you’ll expand on your knowledge of traditional medicines and learn about the ways they are developing with the aid of technology. You’ll look at the way in which plant'derived drugs can be created through chemistry and pharmacology, and study related areas of science, including cell biology, bioanalytical science, medicinal chemistry and toxicology.

You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a work'based placement year, during which you’ll gain exposure to the industry and get valuable hands'on experience.

Course Modules

Throughout your course at SUTCM, you'll take one London Met module per year. On successful completion of your SUTCM programme and the passing of all London Met modules, you'll be eligible to progress on to Year 4 (level 6). London Met modules to be taken alongside your SUTCM programme include: Cell Biology Fundamentals of Bioanalytical Science, and Synthetic Techniques for Herbal Medicinal Science. Year 4 (level 6) modules include: Advanced Bioanalytical Science, Fundamentals of Bioanalytical Science, Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry, Practical Chemistry, Research Project for Herbal Medicinal Science, and Toxicology.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees