Biochemistry at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Gain the best foundation for a career in industrial or academic research. The majority of your fourth year is devoted to a major research project, either in industry or in an academic lab, while the first three years have the same structure as the BSc. Investigate biological systems at the molecular level, and the role biochemistry can play in humanity’s future. Gain invaluable research experience in your final year working alongside world-leading academics. Studying biochemistry at the University of Sheffield allows you to investigate the structure and function of biological systems at the molecular level. Our masters degree gives you an opportunity to focus on a major research project that builds on the broad and vibrant spectrum of modules you’ve studied in your first three years. From your first year you’ll study modules that span the molecular biosciences, with the option to explore additional topics that build on your molecular understanding from across the whole of bioscience. This flexibility allows you to learn how life works in the area that interests you. At Sheffield, you’ll be encouraged to be creative, think independently, and express your ideas. You’ll be in the lab completing practicals across molecular genetics, DNA manipulation and protein structure analysis. You’ll get the chance to use cutting-edge equipment to run your own in-depth research projects in an area such as clinical diagnostics or brewing biotechnology. As you progress through your degree, you’ll learn about the various ways that biochemistry can be applied to major challenges affecting humanity today, from how we sustainably feed a global population, to healthy ageing and how new drugs are designed. Your personal tutor will support you to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals. Your final year is devoted to a major research project in the lab or in the field. You’ll work alongside our world-leading academics and explore a topic of your choosing in depth. Why study this course?

  • Four year course - finish with a masters degree, with your fourth year focused on a major research project of your choosing.
  • 4th in the UK for research quality - the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 rated 98% of research and impact from the School of Biosciences as world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • Make the course your own - study the full range of biochemistry or specialise in areas such as biotechnology, molecular genetics, antibiotic resistance or sustainability.
  • State-of-the-art facilities - including multi-million pound microscopy equipment, NMR imaging and facilities for genomics, proteomics and metabolomics research.

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  • Year 1

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Biochemistry at University of Sheffield - UCAS