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The Biopharmaceutical Development (Industrial Placement) course from University of Leeds focuses on the discovery and development of large molecule drugs: monoclonal antibodies like bio-similars, antibody-drug conjugates and gene therapies.

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Biopharmaceutical drugs are transforming the way we treat patients, fighting global diseases such as cancer and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Many pharmaceutical companies are expanding their biopharmaceutical capability, which is creating demand for talented, well-trained people.

Career opportunities

  • This course will give you a high amount of exposure to senior industrialists working as tutors throughout the course: an ideal opportunity for you to obtain career advice. You’ll also work in industry full time for 12 months, which is an outstanding opportunity for you to gain experience and develop a competitive career plan.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Biopharmaceutical Development Pathway
  • Biopharmaceutical Drug Discovery and Non-clinical testing
  • Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals
  • Biopharmaceutical Development: Clinical
  • Commercialising Biopharmaceutical Products
  • Integrated Drug Development Plan

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2:1 or equivalent in a Biological Sciences subject (with a substantial proportion of ‘molecular’ content), Bioprocessing or Biochemical Engineering, but relevant experience may be taken into account. 
  • In addition, you’ll need to demonstrate leadership potential, which might be evidenced from academic, sporting, volunteering or other professional experience.

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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