What is the BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science course?
The BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science is a four year honours degree course, which can be chosen within the WD002 - Bachelor of Science (Hons) Common Entry Route.This course is designed to train you to work in the areas of biopharmaceutical, biomedical, and/or food related industries. The course will also train you for progression to further study such as postgraduate research and/or the Professional Master of Education (PME).
Why is Level 8 Molecular Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science important?
Industry needs suitably qualified graduates with hands-on practical experience to be part of exciting developments in the field of biopharmaceutical and related sciences. New advances in biotechnology use microorganisms as well as other cell types to produce drugs and other useful products. The nature of such work requires scientists who understand cellular processes and how they can be controlled. This four year degree is designed to train you in processes such as analytical testing, advanced molecular biology techniques, microbiological analyses, biopharmaceutical technology and cell culturing techniques which are important skills required to work in biopharmaceutical, biomedical, food and related industries.
What subjects will I study?
Year 1 of this programme will give you a solid foundation in both the theoretical knowledge and basic lab skills in biology, chemistry and physics. As you progress through years 2, 3, 4 of the programme you will gain specialist scientific skills in areas such as microbiology, molecular biology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, cell culturing, pharmacology as well as quality management which are key skills for your future career.