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Course summary

If you want to enjoy a practical study of one of the fastest-growing and most fascinating areas of human knowledge, then our biochemistry course is for you. You'll be taught by - and also get the chance to assist - scientists who are involved in biotech research and new discoveries. Increasingly, biochemists and biotechnologists are playing a crucial role in genetic engineering and molecular bioengineering, as well as other areas of physiology and medicine. For instance, antibiotics remain one of the UK's main exports and their production by fermenting micro-organisms in the pharmaceutical industry has revolutionised healthcare. We want to give you a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application of biotechnology and biochemistry in areas of medicine and industry. So you can be part of this invigorating exploration, studying subjects that are playing a key role in improving the manufacturing processes, in fighting disease and improving our lives. This course comes with the opportunity of a year-long industry placement between years two and three, subject to availability of positions with our industry partners. If you choose this option, you'll spend your third year working in an appropriate professional environment, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.

Modules

Year 1: Professional Practice in Science (Mental Wealth) (Core), Cell Biology (Core), Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (Core), Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Core), Fundamentals in Microbiology (Core), Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (Core), Level 4 Short Work Placement (Optional) Year 2: Infection & Immunity (Core), Molecular Biology & Genetics (Core), Principles of Biotechnology (Core), Research & Career Development - Mental Wealth (Core), Cellular Biochemistry (Core), Organic Mechanisms of Synthesis (Core), Year Long Placement (Sandwich Year) (Optional) Year 3: Applications of Biotechnology and Biochemistry (Core), DNA Analysis and Bioinformatics (Core), Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics (Core), Biopharmaceuticals (Core), Clinical Biochemistry (Core), Research Project and Career Enhancement Portfolio (Mental Wealth) (Core), Level 6 Short Work Placement (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

We'll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we'll give you as much feedback as possible. In your third year, you'll either take five core modules or undertake a work placement. We'll assess you accordingly. Year 1 - 50% Portfolio/Coursework, 50% Laboratory/Practical/ICT Year 2 - 42% Written Exam/Timed Assessment, 33% Portfolio/Coursework, 17% Laboratory/Practical/ICT, 8% Case Study/PBL Year 3 - 42% Portfolio/Coursework, 42% Written Exam/Timed Assessment, 16% Laboratory/Practical/ICT You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 14 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face to face assessments.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C700
Institution code:
E28
Campus name:
Stratford Campus
Campus code:
S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]


Unistats information

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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
EU £14160 Year 1
International £14160 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Biochemistry and Biotechnology at University of East London - UCAS