Why study this course?
If you intend to study at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this course will help you turn your final qualification into a double award. You’ll study additional modules and then complete an additional fourth year, after which you’ll receive your bachelor’s degree.
More about this course
This course is a partnership between London Metropolitan University and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SUTCM). To participate in this course, you must first complete the SUTCM programme, with additional London Met modules. Provided you achieve the necessary grades, you’ll then progress onto this course – which you can choose to study either at SUTCM in Shanghai, or at London Metropolitan University in the UK.
Herbal medicine takes a holistic approach to wellness, and uses natural products to treat patients. On the top-up course, you’ll expand on your knowledge of traditional medicines and learn about the ways they are developing with the aid of technology. You’ll look at the way in which plant-derived drugs can be created through chemistry and pharmacology, and study related areas of science, including cell biology, bioanalytical science, medicinal chemistry and toxicology.
You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a work-based placement year, during which you’ll gain exposure to the industry and get valuable hands-on experience.
On graduation, you’ll be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC).
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 3 modules include:
Advanced Bioanalytical Science (core, 15 credits)
Medicinal Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
Natural Products (core, 15 credits)
Research Project (core, 30 credits)
Toxicology (core, 15 credits)
Where this course can take you
On graduating, you’ll be well equipped to pursue a career in herbal medicinal product development, quality control and assurance work.
You’ll find career opportunities throughout the science-based industries, particularly the pharmaceutical, natural product, biotechnology, food and agricultural sectors.
The programme is also excellent preparation for advanced postgraduate study.