Biochemistry is an essential part of modern science as it crosses many disciplines and provides fundamental insights into biological processes. It has revolutionised our understanding of biological systems from microbes to humans and has led to many beneficial biotechnology applications. The BSc Biochemistry will equip you with a strong foundation in modern biochemistry, and specialist knowledge and skills essential for careers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, agricultural and related sectors. Our biochemistry graduates also seek wider career opportunities in hospitals, government department, academic organisations and the publishing industry. Professional Practice Year This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits; you gain practical experience and build your CV. It's also a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers. There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free. Why choose this course?
- Explore core subjects such as biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and genetics along with specialised areas such as bioinformatics and molecular modelling, drug design and development, biotechnology and genetic engineering.
- Gain specialist knowledge such as structure-function relationships, signalling and regulatory systems, and metabolic pathways as well as practical skills to work at the forefront of this exciting and developing field
- Develop transferable skills such as independent thinking, planning and problem solving, observational, analytical and communication skills – all highly sought after by today’s employers
- Study in our recently refurbished teaching laboratories based at Luton campus and the Butterfield Park technology zone
- Benefit from staff actively engaged in research – many who are experts in their field having previously worked at leading institutions such as Cambridge University, Imperial College London and King’s College London
- Challenge yourself with further study on a postgraduate taught course such as Biotechnology, Pharmacology or Environmental Management, or study a research degree such as MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD.
Areas of study include:
- Cell Biology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Microbiology and Biochemistry
- Molecular Genetics
- Skills in Biochemistry
- Biochemical Techniques
- Biological Chemistry
- Human Metabolism
- Protein Structure and Function
- Skills in Science
- Biochemistry Research Project
- Biology of Disease
- Biotechnology Innovations
- Cellular Biology
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Genetic Engineering
- Systems Biology
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
A Level 3 science subject is preferred. Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
Additional entry requirements
Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|