Biochemistry and Genetics is a highly contemporary course that draws from both the fields of biochemistry and genetics to focus on the study of life at the molecular level. This dynamic and exciting area of the sciences is at the forefront of modern scientific innovation in areas like genetic engineering and personalized medicine. This makes this course an excellent choice if you want to pursue a career in scientific research or in industry. The course emphasises the development of practical and employment-relevant skills in our newly opened, state-of-the-art laboratories. You’ll learn how to apply a theoretical scientific knowledge base to real-world problems that are crucial to our sustainable future. This will involve in-depth study of topics such as protein structure and function, enzymology, metabolism, molecular biological techniques as well as plant, animal and human genetics. This will give you the skills and confidence complete a major research project in your final year where you can independently work in an area of your interest evidence your ability to tackle new problems for potential employers. To support you throughout this exciting and challenging degree, you'll receive expert teaching that is informed by research and involves you in the research of a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of experienced academics. You will also have the opportunity to complete a placement module, where you'll work in a commercial environment and learn new skills to enhance your CV and help you stand out as a skilled and experienced graduate. Completing this course will enable you to pursue a wide range of careers in the biotechnology sector. Alternatively, you may also choose to continue to further study on a Masters course or a PhD.
How to apply
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:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.