|Location||United Kingdom, Worcester|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Good results in Biology and Chemistry
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Discover the molecular machinery that lies at the heart of the cell and drives all living organisms. The new BSc Biochemistry course provides a fascinating insight into the mechanics of life and the molecules that enable cells to grow, divide and become complex living organisms. The course is taught by a team of experienced lecturers with a passion for the subject reflected in their continuing research in biochemistry and molecular genetics.
By studying Biochemistry at the University of Worcester you will find yourself in a friendly, supportive and inspirational environment where we encourage you to achieve your full academic and personal potential. Our specialist equipment and our new laboratory facilities provide a stimulating environment for you to learn. The modules that you take all mix theory with practice enabling you to gain the hands-on experience that will help you progress in a career in biochemical sciences.
In your first year you will study a wide range of subjects which will enable you to develop a comprehensive appreciation of biochemistry. In Years 2 and 3 the subjects you take become more specialised and the modular scheme enables you to tailor your course to the areas of biochemistry that you find most interesting. The modules reflect the diversity of the subject and explore such areas as molecular genetics, protein structure and function, immunology, microbiology and the molecular biology of cancer. The range of subjects will allow you to choose a wide variety of career pathways after your degree.
In your final year you will also have the opportunity of undertaking your own research project on a topic that interests you as part of your Independent Study or Biosciences Research Project. Past topics relating to Biochemistry have included association of matrix metalloproteinase genes with asthma, studying cellular interactions of oncoproteins and mutagenesis of protein disulphide isomerase.
A degree in Biochemistry gives you excellent opportunities for employment because of the hands-on experience of science, the data analysis skills that you develop and also transferable skills such as report writing and IT. Graduates of Biochemistry qualify with a large range of career opportunities. Many graduates work as scientific researchers within academic, government, industrial or medical institutions both nationally and internationally. Graduates may also work in teaching, scientific publishing and other fields. Many graduates also continue their studies at MSc or PhD level.