University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Biochemists study the way living organisms function at a molecular level, and bring about positive change in vital areas such as medicine, agriculture and the environment. Choose Biochemistry at Kent because:

  • our Biochemistry degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RBS)
  • you receive extensive practical training in our world-class laboratories, with opportunities to work on live research projects in your final year
  • your lecturers are innovative teachers; two of our academic staff have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships
  • as well as being excellent teachers your lecturers are also active researchers, so you are taught the most up-to-date science in a stimulating and supportive environment
  • we have a dedicated careers and placements team to help you prepare for life after Kent and are ranked 5th for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2021
  • 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
On this degree, you develop your skills as a bioscientist, gaining insight into key biological and chemical disciplines, including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, microbiology and physiology, gene regulation, cell biology and metabolism. In you final year, you can choose three optional modules allowing you to investigate areas that interest you, for example cancer biology, neuroscience, virology, Bioinformatics and Genomics, immunology, cell signalling or ageing. You also complete your own research project.

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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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English language requirements

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

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