University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Biomedical Sciences (Biotechnical Sciences) (Top Up)

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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This is a level 6 Top Up programme (final year of degree) designed in consultation with industry providing a challenging, relevant and academic programme of study. It leads to a full BSc (Hons) degree with the full range of classifications. You will develop skills and knowledge about genetic engineering, analytical chemistry and how new drugs and medical treatments are developed including those used in gene therapy. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop your own specialist research project to produce an undergraduate thesis (dissertation). The course provides an exemplary experience of laboratory work and entry into a career in science. If you are interested in the field of science you will gain further knowledge in addition to employability skills and industry knowledge needed to succeed in your career. Biotechnical Sciences encompasses a wide range of laboratory procedures for working with living organisms for human purposes. It includes research and development in the laboratory exploring, extracting, exploiting and producing high value-added products from living organisms. Examples include the use of organisms for the manufacture of drugs, and food products. Biotechnology is also used to recycle, clean-up sites contaminated by industrial activities (bioremediation), and to produce biological weapons. The programme offers informed teaching in small groups by highly qualified and experienced teachers in addition to excellent support. The programme has been developed with direct input from local employers who also have a global presence and represents an excellent opportunity for those interested in working in science and to those who already work in the science industry who wish to develop their careers by gaining a fit for purpose qualification whilst still working or honouring other commitments. The course provides a strong foundation in specialist areas of biology and chemistry with emphasis on current areas of importance to a broad range of employers and research interests.

Course details


Modules may include: •Dissertation •Research Methods •Recombiant Technology •Targets for and development of novel pharmaceutical agents One option from: •Quality control and further analytical methods •Applied Biomedical techniques

Assessment method

A combination of exams, assessed practical laboratory work and lab reports, coursework such as presentations and essays, group projects and a dissertation

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeCF15
Institution code L21
Campus nameUniversity Centre
Campus code1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

A foundation degree in Biomedical Sciences or in another relevant subject or any other programme of level 4 and level 5 modules that match those delivered in the first and second year of the Leeds City College FD in Biomedical Sciences (Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences).

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year.
Biomedical Sciences (Biotechnical Sciences) (Top Up) at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS