Biochemistry at University of Northampton - UCAS

Course summary

Biochemistry underpins the very nature of our existence and acquiring skills and knowledge of this subject will help you solve key biological problems. Our BSc (Hons) Biochemistry degree is aimed at helping you understand the interconnectedness of chemistry, physics and biology by exploring a range of different topics. This includes protein – protein interactions, recognising how macromolecular structure is closely linked to biological function and how this is perturbed in disease. You will find this course has a unique blend of biochemistry related topics including genetics, microbiology, physiology and chemistry. You can also specialise in more focused areas including thermodynamics, molecular geometry as well as medical and industrial applications of biochemistry. Other highlights include:

  • Modules designed to help you achieve the highest levels of understanding.
  • Collaborations with the life science sector for industrial application.
  • Practice and practical application sessions for a more engaging experience.
  • Global specialists to talk through highly specialised skills. Elective modules that allow you to shape your own active blended learning experience
By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024**
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
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  • We’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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Stage 1 • Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Compulsory) • Introduction to Microbiology (Compulsory) • Genetics and Molecular Biology (Compulsory) • Biochemical Skills (Compulsory) • Anatomy and Physiology (Compulsory) • Foundations of Chemistry (Compulsory) Stage 2 • Genes and Genomics (Designated) • Bioscience Research Methods (Compulsory) • Processes of Life: Biochemistry (Compulsory) • Physiology 2 (Designated) • Principles of Pharmacology (Designated) • Applied Chemistry (Compulsory) • Bioinformatics (Designated) • Molecular and Cellular Biology (Compulsory) Optional Placement Year • Health and Life Sciences at Work (Designated) Stage 3 • Work Based Learning ((Designated)) • Contemporary Issues in Biochemistry (Compulsory) • Medical Microbiology (Designated) • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (Designated) • Integrated Medical Genetics (Designated) • Clinical Biochemistry (Compulsory) • Gene Regulation (Designated) • Biochemistry Dissertation (Compulsory) Module information is quoted for 2024 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A-level Chemistry and one of: Biology, Human Biology, Science Mathematics or Physics; or an Extended Diploma in Science, Forensic Science or Medical Science or a T-Level in Science are required

Additional entry requirements


GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 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 .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biochemistry at University of Northampton - UCAS