Do you want to help solve 21st Century problems in health, agriculture and the environment? Study the way living organisms function at molecular level, from viruses and bacteria to humans, plants and other higher organisms. Use your knowledge and skills to make a positive change. Learning from inspirational academics working at the cutting-edge of research, you will develop the practical experience, scientific knowledge and transferable skills needed to meet your goals, both academically and in your chosen profession. Our Biochemistry degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RBS) Reasons to study Biochemistry at Kent
- Study a wide range of modules and build your degree around your interests.
- Our lecturers are both innovative teachers and active researchers. Two of our academic staff have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships.
- You'll get hands-on practical experiences in our fantastic laboratories.
- Focus on your future with expert careers advice and the opportunity to take a paid Summer Studentship, giving you valuable hands-on experience in our research labs.
- We collaborate with research groups in industry and academia and have excellent links with local employers, including the NHS, Lonza and Sekisui Diagnostics, Roche, Sanofi and Pfizer.
- Get involved with science outside of the lab by joining Kent BioSoc. This student-run society holds a seminar series, academic talks, trips and social events.
- You’ll start by gaining an insight into key biological and chemical disciplines, including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, microbiology and physiology.
- Next you’ll build on this knowledge and develop your skills as a bio scientist to cover areas such as gene regulation, cell biology and metabolism.
- In your final year, you will tailor your degree to your interests through optional modules and a research project of your choice based on laboratory work, literature or data analysis.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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