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Course summary

If you want to make a difference, this Biochemistry degree provides you with the tools and knowledge to research and develop solutions for many of the sustainable development challenges that the world faces today. Whether you focus on health, the environment, food security or the pharmaceutical industry, this sub-discipline of chemistry and biology makes for a fascinating field of study and opens up a range of future career paths. This course has been designed to enable you to develop both discipline-specific and employability skills in a range of key scientific areas including: • practical laboratory techniques • scientific literacy • bioinformatics. Throughout your studies, you will enjoy access to a vibrant research community within the school as well as being able to choose from a wide range of optional modules enabling you to tailor-make your progress to suit your own interests. Our BSc (Hons) Biochemistry course provides an excellent foundation in a discipline that is at the centre of almost all biological sciences. You will learn about the important biological and chemical processes that underpin life from subjects such as biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology and molecular biology. You will also gain insight into key essential processes and pathways within the cell, like gene regulation, enzyme activity, metabolism and more. Throughout the course, you will benefit from: • being part of a learning community that conducts cutting edge research into areas such as cancer, genomics, microbiology, food safety, ageing and memory, and translation medicine • access to brand-new facilities that include equipment used in modern pharmaceutical, nutritional and clinical laboratories • option of a placement year to develop your employability and career prospects • final year research project - allows you to focus your studies on your specific interests and career goals. A wide array of optional modules allows you to shape your studies to match your own interests and career ambitions.

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

Must include a science subject at level 3. GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at Grade 4/C or above, plus 2 further sciences.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further information regarding fees can be found at
Biochemistry at University of West London - UCAS