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Manufacturing new Medicines: Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (UC6810)

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Subject area
Medicine, Science and Technology, Health
Course date


Two hours (11am to 1pm)

Academic direction


In this course we'll explore the fundamentals of manufacturing with biology.

Location: On campus

This course will explore the fundamentals of manufacturing with biology: using case studies and practical examples of how Biochemical Engineers are helping to develop new cancer treatment and the application of stem cells in cell therapy.

There will the opportunity to visit the UCL Pilot Plant to see first hand how process engineering and R&D in this area can impact how pharmaceuticals will be made in future.

This course is particularly suitable for students who are would like a course where they can combine maths with sciences, or who are interested in a career in the growing sector of biotechnology.

Course requirements

Year 11 (GCSE or equivalent year), Year 12, Year 13 (final year A Level/IB students), Anyone who is thinking of starting their undergraduate studies in September 2025.

Student must be studying Mathematics at A Level (or equivalent) OR a minimum of two science subjects.