These courses can prepare you for a career as a scientist, statistician or analyst in the fields of biochemical and pharmaceutical sciences, including emerging areas such as toxicology and cosmetic science.
You’ll be taught in our ￡30 million Science Centre – home to an incredible superlab, which has 280 individual workstations and is one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe. The centre offers exceptional teaching and research facilities, giving our students a cutting-edge experience of learning science.
Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of roles in organisations including NASA, pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline, research companies such as Mundipharma Research, as well as hospitals and public health laboratories.
You may also be interested in our degrees for aspiring health professionals.
"I’ve always had an interest in astrobiology but I had never met anyone who had research experience in the area. However, at London Met my lecturer, Dr Don Green, recognised my enthusiasm for the subject. I was introduced to a project which remains an important topic in Martian exploration and astrobiology. I will be pursuing this same project at NASA, and because I worked on this as an undergraduate, the supervisor there was enthusiastic about taking me on."
Berivan Esen – Chemistry BSc graduate, who earned an internship with NASA
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Our undergraduate science courses
Biochemistry (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
This four-year course in biochemistry is designed to help you enter higher education if you can't meet the requirements for the standard three-year undergraduate degree.
Biochemistry - BSc (Hons)
Encompassing the study of the molecular, cellular and physiological bases of life, biochemistry provides insights into many of the problems that have fascinated and perplexed biologists for generations.
Biological Science (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
Our four-year biological science degree is designed to give you the opportunity to enter higher education if you can't meet the requirements to enter the standard course.
Biological Science - BSc (Hons)
Biology is the study of life. Taught in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, you'll learn that life processes result from a series of complex interactions at a molecular, cellular and whole organism level.
Biology of Infectious Disease (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
This four-year degree that has a built-in preparatory year, following which you'll begin more in-depth study of infectious diseases.
Biology of Infectious Disease - BSc (Hons)
The Biology of Infectious Disease BSC (Hons) degree offers you work-related learning and access to our state-of-the-art Science Centre.
Biomedical Science (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
This degree will prepare you for study at undergraduate level, while providing you with scientific knowledge of biomedical science and disease processes.
Biomedical Science - BSc (Hons)
This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which is essential if you plan to train as a state-registered medical laboratory scientific officer (biomedical scientist).
Chemistry (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
Our degree will provide you with a broad knowledge of chemistry as well as laboratory techniques, IT skills and practical job experience.
Chemistry - BSc (Hons)
Not just an introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry, this degree provides intensive basic training that is designed to give you the core laboratory, IT and performance skills to succeed in your chosen career.
Forensic Science (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
This course has a built-in foundation year, designed to help you enter higher education if you can't meet the entry requirements you need to enrol on an undergraduate degree.
Forensic Science - BSc (Hons)
This fascinating course develops your analytical skills through problem solving and hands-on lab work. You'll learn to carry out biological, chemical and criminalistic procedures safely and accurately.
Medical Bioscience (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
Our Medical Bioscience (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is a four-year course that will provide you with the perfect start to your university education.
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0) - it's the ideal course if you're interested in studying medicinal chemistry or drug discovery related subjects at university but you can't meet the necessary entry requirements required to start a standard degree.
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery - BSc (Hons)
Our Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery BSc course has been designed to ensure you have the skills needed to succeed in the pharmaceutical industry.
Natural Sciences (Biology) (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
Our Natural Sciences (Biology) (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is ideal if you can't meet the entry requirements for a standard undergraduate degree or if you're looking to build your confidence in scientific theory and techniques.
Natural Sciences (Biology) - BSc (Hons)
Our Natural Sciences (Biology) degree will equip you with a broad knowledge of science subjects, reflecting the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of scientific research and enterprise.
Natural Sciences (Chemistry) - BSc (Hons)
Our undergraduate degree in natural sciences will enable you to maintain a breadth of science subjects reflecting the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of scientific research and enterprise.
Pharmaceutical Science (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
This degree is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in pharmaceutical science but don't have the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year degree.
Pharmaceutical Science - BSc (Hons)
Our vocationally oriented course mixes biology and chemistry to examine drug design, targets and delivery. You'll learn how drugs affect the human body through theoretical teaching and lab work.
Pharmacology (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
This degree is the perfect start to your studies if you're interested in starting a career in science, but can't meet the entry requirements for a traditional degree in pharmacology.
Pharmacology - BSc (Hons)
Pharmacology is the study of drugs, their uses and how they interact with living systems. This practical course will teach you key laboratory and analytical skills in our cutting-edge Science Centre.
Sciences (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
Keen to pursue studies and a career in science but have little to no scientific background? The foundation year of this degree will prepare you to progress onto one of our BSc (Hons) courses.
Toxicology (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
This four-year degree is designed to equip you with key knowledge in toxicology, as well as study skills to help you succeed at undergraduate level.
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London Met lecturer features on CNN to discuss COVID-19 pandemic
Gary McLean, professor in molecular immunology, has appeared twice on the major US news channel to provide his expertise on various issues related to coronavirus.
COVID-19: London Met scientist returns to NHS to help with crisis
Clinical researcher Mohamed Ahmed will return to a former role in a hospital lab, as the NHS strives to rapidly expand its workforce to tackle the pandemic.
London Met to co-host Euro Food Summit 2020
The focus of this year’s international summit will be the application of nanotechnology and biotechnology to food production, processing and packaging.
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science students gain valuable career insight from graduates
The third-year students visited Intertek, where they met with past and current London Met students working full-time there
RESEARCH: A more efficient process for creating drugs to treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
London Met scientists believe that they have found more efficient means of creating compounds to help with neurodegenerative diseases
Human Sciences lecturer presents at key pharmaceutical sciences conference
Bruno Da Silva Sil Dos Santos presented his innovative research on skin and nails
London Met PhD student named Nutritionist of the Year by the Caroline Walker Trust
Greg Lessons has been named nutritionist of the year by the Caroline Walker Trust for his innovative lifestyle programme for London's firefighters.
Gifts produce the same chemical reaction as being in love, tests show
Tests conducted by Bioscientists at London Metropolitan University have found that gifting someone produces the same chemical reaction as being in love.
Cash contains potentially life-threatening bacteria, new tests find
Tests conducted by the microbiology team at London Metropolitan University has found life-threatening bacteria on the money we handle every day.
Are you what you eat?
A global conference discussing the impact nutrition has on the immune system in health and disease will take place in London Met’s iconic Great Hall.
Graduate stories: Mignon Cristofoli
South African national Mignon worked in finance and as an entrepreneur before London Met helped her pursue her dream of becoming a scientist.
Improving social inclusion for London’s young people
London Met’s Widening Participation team work with young people across London and host a range of taster days to give tomorrow’s leaders a taste of university life.
Developing new vaccinations for a silent killer
Dr Gary McLean, a Reader in Molecular Immunology at London Metropolitan University, worked as part of an international research team to investigate a new vaccine to combat a virus.
London Met Academic presents at Oxford
News of Kelvin Knight's latest talks
Dr Kelvin Knight speaks on contemporary Aristotelianism in Poland, the Political Studies Association and Oxford.