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Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
Course code C700
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This course provides an in-depth approach to Biochemistry and the molecular aspects of cells. You will examine the key aspects of macromolecule and cell structure and function, and inter-relationships in both practical and theoretical contexts.

Why choose this course?
You will have hands-on experience in fundamental techniques including:

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
molecular cloning (DNA modification)
protein analysis
biochemical catalysis
kinetic models as well as bioinformatics as applied to the analysis of gene databases and protein structure-function relationships.
You will also have the option to undertake a 12-month paid work placement in your third year. Our Placement Office and the School’s excellent links with companies, including GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, facilitate this.

Programme structure

What will I study?
Year One

Introduction to Biochemistry
Introduction to Cell Biology
Introduction to Microbiology
Introductions to Pharmacology
Practical techniques for Biology
Genetics and Immunology
Year Two

Biochemical Techniques
Molecular Genetics of Human Diseases
Metabolism and its Control
Molecular Biology and Protein Structure
Clinical Biochemistry
Antibody and DNA Technology
Year Three – optional work placement
This course gives you the option to undertake a year’s placement in industry. You will be assessed throughout your placement year and be required to write and submit a reflective report and diary.

Final Year

Comparative Developmental and Evolutionary Genetics
Current trends in Biochemistry
Cell Signalling and Cancer
Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Research Project or Short
Project/ Dissertation
You will be eligible to receive an additional award, the Diploma in Professional Practice, upon graduation.

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on a variety of components including the following.

Written 34%

Multiple completion tests
Coursework 34%

Group projects and reports
Dissertation / research project
Poster presentations
Practical 32%

Laboratory assessments
Oral presentations
Because of our ambitious research agenda and ongoing activities, students can expect to approach problems with the latest methods, including those used in industry.

Who will teach me?
The biosciences team is, at once, widely interdisciplinary and strongly cohesive. This environment prepares our students well for careers in industry and academia and we continue to develop and welcome collaborations from universities and commercial organisations.

Career opportunities

Your career development
Students on this course will be well placed to pursue entry level posts in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and the majority of biological science related disciplines.

Our graduate careers cover a wide range of industries and fields including:

hospitals (clinical analysis)
university research departments (laboratory technicians)
agriculture (plant biotechnology)
food institutes and companies
industrial laboratories (quality control)
government administration (adviser for science policies).
Recent graduates have gone onto work in the following roles and companies:

Eurofins – Sample Registration Technician
Nottingham City Hospital – Medical Laboratory Assistant
Nova Laboratory – Biochemist
Severn Trent Services – Laboratory Technician.
You will also have the option to undertake further study after you graduate. You could undertake one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.

Our graduate salaries range from £16,000 – £30,000 per year.

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States