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Biochemistry is concerned with all molecular aspects of life, from the synthesis of proteins to the interventions made to treat disease. You will learn about advances at the forefront of international research on the structure-function relationships of biomolecules. You will see how our staff are using state-of-the art structural, spectroscopic and computational approaches to view the molecular machinery of an organism. We provide exciting opportunities throughout the course to develop the necessary skill sets of the modern-day biochemist through tailored laboratory and in silico practicals, and offer final year research projects that allow for real world problems to be investigated. It's an exciting time to be part of this fascinating area of study. Located in the School of Biological Sciences, we are one of the largest schools at the University. Two-thirds of our research is rated "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" (REF 2014).
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|Campus name||Colchester Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BCC||Including Chemistry plus a second science or Mathematics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are dependent on subjects studied. Advice can be provided on an individual basis. The standard required is generally at Distinction level.|
|Access to HE Diploma||We will consider science based Access to Higher Education Diplomas. Advice can be provided on an individual basis.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||Including Higher Level Chemistry and a second science or Mathematics grade 5, plus Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies grade 4, if not taken at Higher Level. We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Please note that Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above.|
In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|