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BSc HonsBiochemistry

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Biochemistry is an essential part of modern science as it crosses many disciplines and provides fundamental insights into biological processes. It has revolutionised our understanding of biological systems from microbes to humans and has led to many beneficial biotechnology applications.

The BSc Biochemistry will equip you with a strong foundation in modern biochemistry, and specialist knowledge and skills essential for careers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, agricultural and related sectors.

Our biochemistry graduates also seek wider career opportunities in hospitals, government department, academic organisations and the publishing industry.

Programme structure

Year One

Essential Skills in Biochemistry
Chemistry and Molecular Genetics
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Microbiology and Biochemistry

Year Two

Biochemical Techniques and Skills
Protein Structure and Function and Pharmacology
Metabolism and Immunology
Biochemistry for Applications in Biotechnology

Year Three

Biochemistry Research Project
Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
Cell Biology and Pathophysiology
Systems Biology for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Innovations

Career opportunities

Key aspects of the course that emphasise employability include:

– Training in key laboratory techniques relevant to employment within the Biosciences, including awareness of relevant health and safety, legal and ethical considerations – Training and practice in the scientific method that underpins all scientific research (developing novel hypotheses, testing these by experiment, accurately interpreting data and understanding error, and drawing valid conclusions) – Practice in professional standards of reporting including laboratory reports using the standards of professional research publications, preparation of scientific conference posters, and written and oral presentations – Maintenance of laboratory diaries and research diaries following standard practice within the field – Guest lectures from employers and from the University’s careers service – Graduates from our BSc (Hons) Biochemistry course may seek employment within academic or government research laboratories, or within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. Relevant science jobs outside of laboratory work include teaching, scientific equipment sales reps, scientific journalism or media, and public awareness of science. Furthermore, the training our students receive in information sourcing, data analysis, and presentation skills are relevant and important to a broad range of non-science careers from managerial posts to politics. – Graduates from our BSc (Hons) Biochemistry course may also pursue further scientific training through a variety of Masters programmes or PhDs related to biosciences, or through graduate entry medicine or dentistry programmes.
Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States