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. Foundation year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your bachelor’s degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. 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:
A Level 3 science subject is preferred. Mathematics GCSE grade C or grade 4 required. Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience 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|