Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Biochemistry (with integrated year in industry)

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Course summary

Kick-start and enhance your career prospects with our new BSc Biochemistry (with integrated year in industry). The syllabus is identical to that of its sister course BSc Biochemistry (C700) which explores the techniques that have revolutionised the study of cell biology, biological chemistry, metabolism, and molecular genetics. As well as a solid foundation in the study of cellular, molecular and chemical biology, this course is designed to give you a head start in the competitive job market after graduation by enhancing your CV and preparing you for a job relating to your field of study. We will assist you in finding a placement relevant to the degree and you will receive support and assessment throughout the work experience year. Completing a year in industry will allow you to apply what you are learning to the work environment, make industry contacts, enhance your CV, develop practical skills and technical knowledge and apply these when you return to your studies. The Biochemistry teaching staff are recognised as experts and innovative educators who will nurture both your intellectual curiosity and your general scientific practice. The subject is taught within an internationally recognised centre of excellence, with state of the art teaching facilities with over £55 million pounds invested. As a University, we endeavour to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience. The course will prepare you for careers in areas specifically related to the discipline, such as biomedical science, biotechnology and pharmaceutical research. Enhanced mathematical and computational skills, research and data analysis skills and a thorough grounding in information technology are just some of the skills with which our students leave Aberystwyth University.

Modules

In your first year you will explore the diversity of biological disciplines which includes: structure and function of plants, animals and microbes at the organismal, cellular and molecular levels; major animal vertebrate and invertebrate which will focus on physiology, muscle and locomotion, nutrition, endocrinology, cardiovascular respiratory systems and homeostasis; the diversity of microbial life, vegetation and ecosystems. In your second year you will discover: cell biology, immunology, chromosomes, molecular biology, qualitative and quantitative procedures of data analysis. Your third year will be spent in work experience. In your final year you will study: bioinformatics, genomics, pharmacology, microbes, and undertake a compulsory dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C701
Institution code:
A40
Campus name:
Main Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.

Additional entry requirements

Other

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6.5With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic55With minimum score of 51 in any component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
88%
Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £16300 Year 1
International £16300 Year 1

Additional fee information

The UK and Welsh Governments have confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in the academic year 2021/22 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. Fees for EU students will therefore be charged in line with international fees from 2021/22 onwards. Please note Irish nationals will continue to be eligible for home fee status and support by the Welsh Government under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

Biochemistry (with integrated year in industry) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS