Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

.Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. Combining theoretical knowledge with lab-based practical skills, you are placed at the forefront of biomedical research to learn about the beauty of the living world. * Why study BSc Biochemistry at Middlesex University?* BSc Biochemistry features core themes from a wide range of science subjects including chemistry, molecular biology and immunology. You will deal with real-world issues in medicine and the environment, developing a vigorous understanding of biochemistry. Boasting world-class facilities, your laboratory, research and analytical skills will be developed throughout the course. Unique to this course are the two work placement opportunities. You have the option to go on year-long industrial placements, developing excellent employment prospects and transferable skills. This course is designed for those with a strong scientific interest and a desire to develop knowledge and practical skills in biochemistry. Course highlights You will develop a range of skills and techniques which are at the forefront of scientific research and industry You will have the opportunity to gain work experience through a one-year placement and work experience module You will have access to modern research and analytical laboratory facilities in our cutting-edge Hatchcroft Building Our careers service offers you a range of support both while you're studying and after you've graduated Receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course details


Year 1: Biological Techniques (30 credits) – Compulsory, Metabolic Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory, Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) – Compulsory, Principles of Microbiology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Fundamentals of Chemistry (30 credits) – Compulsory, Physiology and Anatomy (15 credits) – Compulsory. Year 2: Functional Biochemistry (30 credits) – Compulsory, Molecular Biology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Immunology and Endocrinology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Advanced Organic Chemistry I (15 credits) – Compulsory, Analytical Techniques (15 credits) – Compulsory, Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) - Compulsory, Optional Sandwich Year, Biology placement. Year 3: Advanced Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory, Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) – Compulsory, Bioinformatics (15 credits) – Compulsory,Advanced Biochemical Techniques (15 credits) – Compulsory, Dissertation (30 credits) – Compulsory, Gene Technology (15 credits) – Optional, Current Topics in Bioscience (15 credits) – Optional, Green Biotechnology (15 credits) – Optional, Advanced Organic Chemistry II (15 credits) – Optional, Biology Work Experience (30 credits) – Optional.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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
EU £14700 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

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Biochemistry at Middlesex University - UCAS