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Course summary

Biochemistry is the foundation for understanding all biological processes. Develop an international perspective of how organisms work at the molecular level in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and in many chemical and health-related industries with our BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Foundation Year degree. Biochemistry has become the foundation for understanding all biological processes. The knowledge and methods developed by biochemists are applied to all fields of medicine, in agriculture and in many chemical and health related industries. With the global pandemic demonstrating how vulnerable we are to the emergence of viruses and diseases, now is an ideal opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to help make scientific breakthroughs. Take your scientific knowledge further Positioned at the cutting-edge of research, Biochemistry is an exceptionally versatile scientific discipline to study at university. Biochemistry is unique in providing teaching and research in both protein structure and function, and genetic engineering - the two basic components of the rapidly expanding field of biotechnology. The foundation year pathway provides you with a solid grounding in key subjects in scientific practice, along with communication and study skills, so you are ready to meet the prerequisites for studying a full degree course. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to our full BSc (Hons) Biochemistry degree. Delivered across three further years of study - or four if you choose to include a placement, our Royal Society of Biology accredited BSc Biochemistry degree course will help you to explore important scientific subjects including biological chemistry, organic chemistry, and genetics. You will also build knowledge in areas such as molecular genetics and human systems physiology. Throughout your studies, you will develop strong laboratory skills. As a biochemistry student, you will spend lots of time in our advanced Bodmer laboratories while in the UK. These well-equipped, purpose-built facilities ensure your learning remains on the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery. The labs host industry-standard instrumentation, including cell culture facilities, histology specimen preparation station, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy. Get closer to industry Once on the full degree, you also have the opportunity to complete a placement year between years two and three, which is arranged with our support. Recent students have completed placement years at AstraZeneca, Kidscan and the Cancer Research UK Manchester institute. By successfully completing a placement, you can again 'Advanced Degree Accreditation' to your degree award. Features

  • Build technical and study skills during an initial foundation year ready to progress to our full BSc (Hons) Biochemistry degree
  • Explore areas of research such as nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial, lung diseases, biotechnology and toxicology
  • Develop practical and advanced laboratory skills as you broaden your knowledge of key areas in the scientific industry, including marketing, health and safety, and legal issues
  • Build additional professional and transferable skills by completing an industry placement as part of your studies

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

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Biochemistry with a Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS