Biochemistry at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Biochemistry answers the ultimate questions about how living organisms work. Your four-year degree programme will provide you with in-depth training to investigate modern biochemistry at the forefront of breakthroughs in drug discoveries, biotechnology and forensic science. You will be equipped with the skills required to play an integral part in future scientific development. You will be based at the heart of our green Highfield Campus in our multi-million pound Institute for Life Sciences building and you will explore how modern molecular bioscience approaches can solve key challenges in cell biology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and genetics. We will offer you a broad variety of options, with an opportunity to take a year in employment for those who want to gain experience in an industrial setting. You will gain key laboratory skills throughout your degree and in your final year, and have the opportunity to work alongside one of our leading research groups completing an individual research project in an area of your choice, including molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience, structural biology or plant biochemistry.


Typical modules include: Year 1: Chemistry of Life, Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Physiology, How to think like a scientist, The Human Genome and Disease. Year 2: Bioinformatics,Exploring Proteins: Structure and Function, Flow of Genetic Information. Year 3:Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Recognition, Molecular and Structural Basis of Disease. Year 4: Advanced Research Project, Current Research. Please visit the course page for more information

Assessment method

The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures, classes and tutorials, coursework, individual and group projects, independent learning (studying on your own). We’ll assess you using, coursework, laboratory reports and essays, individual and group projects, oral presentations, written and practical exams

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

Applicants must hold GCSE English Language (or GCSE English), Mathematics and Science (minimum grade C/4). We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5Band C: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Biochemistry at University of Southampton - UCAS