• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

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.

In the first year of the Bioprocessing of New Medicines (Science and Engineering) programme offered by the University College London (UCL), you will study the fundamentals of biochemistry and cell biology, which are required to understand the technologies used in early stages of new medicine development. Case studies will look at the challenges of creating new medicines, disease states and the ethical considerations of working in the biopharmaceutical industry.

The second year examines the intricate signalling structures within the human body, and looks at the immune memory that new vaccines seek to stimulate. In addition, you will be required to consider the commercialisation of new medicines and will develop your knowledge of intellectual property and how to manage it in a global market.

The research project is a core component of the third year, along with modules in business planning and the bioprocessing of new medicines. At least one optional module is offered every year of your programme, enabling you to tailor your degree towards the business side of the new medicines industry or the biomolecular side.

Career

The core science, engineering, business and leadership skills that you acquire on the programme will provide you with excellent and diverse career prospects. In addition to your core subject knowledge, the programme will provide you with skills such as innovative thinking, team-working and computing.

The excitement of advances towards new medicines and greener sustainable processes is creating an ever-growing need for biochemical engineering graduates in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biofuels, chemical, environment and food industries.

You may be based in a university, or you may work in company research and development activity involved with the design of facilities and creating safe materials. The programme teaches skills in systematic thinking and precise calculation, which leads some graduates to enter the financial sector (particularly those companies that invest in healthcare).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioprocess Analysis
  • Chemistry for Biologists
  • Fluid Flow and Mixing in Bioprocesses
  • Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
  • Introductory Statistical Methods and Computing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

A Levels

  • Grades - AAA
  • Subjects - Biology and Chemistry required
  • GCSEs - English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required
IB Diploma
  • Points - 38
  • Subjects - A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Biology, with no score below 5
International applications - In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    26740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26740 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. 
  • Several major international companies have established a trust fund with the department. This fund provides five bursaries, each worth at least £1,500, which are open to all applicants of this programme.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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