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BSc (Hons)Biochemistry

Tuition fee £12,500.00 per year
Course code C700
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Biochemistry is a pivotal degree discipline in the modern world and a fundamental element of all the biological sciences. Biochemistry is the study of living systems at the molecular level, and biochemists study the ways in which cells and organisms are formed. This involves examining the structure and function of molecules found in living systems, as well as experimental investigations of the properties of biological systems ranging in complexity from cell extracts to whole organisms, and elucidating the roles of specific genes in the cells in which they are expressed.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to establish yourself in a range of careers related to biochemistry, including the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology industries. The foundation of the course is our thriving research in diverse areas of biochemistry including biotechnology, cancer biology, membrane transport, molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, plant biochemistry, and protein structure.

In this degree you will gain a sound foundation in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and analytical biochemical techniques.

The general principles of biochemistry and cell biology and human physiology are established at Credit Level 4. Your understanding of molecular biology and genetics, metabolism, protein chemistry and enzyme function and other aspects of cellular function are then developed at Credit Levels 5 and 6. A number of options are also offered, allowing you to pursue your own interests within biochemistry and its associated disciplines.

Your laboratory and research skills will be developed throughout your degree, culminating in your final-year project in which you will undertake original research of your own.

Learning and teaching opportunities are a mixture of face-to-face teaching (lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals), independent work, laboratory work and online support activities.

The range of assessment methods includes exams, laboratory practicals, essays, blogs, posters and presentations.

Programme structure

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

Application of Biological Sciences
Biological Chemistry
Cell Biology
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Human Physiology
Science: History, Philosophy and Practice

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

Contemporary Global Issues
Exploring the Microbial World
Infection and Immunity
Medical Genetics in Practice
Medical Physiology
Metabolic Biochemistry
Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Physiological Networks
Research Methods
Systems Pharmacology
Urban Living and the Environment

Year 3

Subjects of study may include:

Advanced Cell Biology
Advanced Molecular Biology
Advanced Pharmacology & Toxicology
Applied Biotechnology
Cancer Biology
Designing a Sustainable World
Global Ethics
Proteins and Enzymes
Research Project
Work Experience and Career Management Skills

Career opportunities

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to establish yourself in a range of careers related to biochemistry, including the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and water industries, and can form a foundation for further study. Biochemistry graduates are also scientifically literate, capable of logical and critical analysis and numerate.

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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