Biochemistry with a Sandwich Year at University of Kent - UCAS

Course summary

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.
What you'll learn
  • 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.
Sandwich Year Tailor your degree to suit you with a sandwich year where you’ll work in industry for a year, giving you the chance to put into practice the skills you’ve learnt and build important connections. Taken between your second and final years, the sandwich year provides an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience in industry in the UK or abroad. During your placement you are paid by your employer and produce an independent research project. From 2025 this course will be called Biochemistry with a Year in Professional Practice


Year 1 Compulsory modules currently include: The Molecules of Life Enzymes and Introduction to Metabolism Molecular and Cellular Biology Human Anatomy and Physiology I Skills for Bioscientists Biological Chemistry B Genetics and Evolution Biosciences Academic Advising and Skills Devleopment 1 Year 2 Compulsory modules currently include: Molecular Genetics Bioscience Skills: Developing as an Independent Scientist Cellular processes and organisation Metabolism and Metabolic Regulation The Microbial World Optional modules may include: Immunology Neuroscience Professional Practice Year Year 3 Compulsory modules current include: Proteins: Structure, Function and Analysis Research Project Optional modules may include: Science Communication and Public Engagement Frontiers in Virology and Immunology Applied Bioinformatics and Genomics Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Cancer Biology and Therapy Biology of Ageing

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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.

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Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22700 Year 1
International £22700 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Biochemistry with a Sandwich Year at University of Kent - UCAS