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Course summary

Biochemistry is the foundation for understanding all biological processes. Develop your knowledge of how organisms work at the molecular level in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and in many chemical and health-related industries with our accredited BSc (Hons) Biochemistry degree. Biochemistry has become the foundation for understanding all biological processes. The knowledge and methods developed by biochemists are applied to all fields of medicine, in agriculture and in many chemical and health related industries. With the global pandemic demonstrating how vulnerable we are to the emergence of viruses and diseases, now is an ideal opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to help make scientific breakthroughs. Take your scientific knowledge further Positioned at the cutting-edge of research, Biochemistry is an exceptionally versatile scientific discipline. Biochemistry is unique in providing teaching and research in both protein structure and function, and genetic engineering - the two basic components of the rapidly expanding field of biotechnology. Delivered across three years - or four if you choose to include a placement, our Royal Society of Biology-accredited Biochemistry course will help you to explore key scientific subjects in biological chemistry, organic chemistry, and genetics. Initially focusing on core concepts of biochemistry, you will progress to build knowledge in areas such as molecular genetics and human systems physiology. In your final year, you can choose from a selection of specialised modules and complete your studies with a supervised research project in a subject of your choice. Throughout your studies, you will develop strong laboratory skills. As a biochemistry student, you will spend lots of time in our advanced Bodmer laboratories. These well-equipped, purpose-built facilities, ensure your learning remains on the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery. The labs host industry-standard instrumentation, including cell culture facilities, histology specimen preparation station, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy. On this course, you also have the opportunity to study part of your course overseas at our partner institution Toledo University in Ohio, USA (Ucas code C702). Alongside making new friends and a lifetime of memories, you will be inspired by an international science department at the forefront of research. Get closer to industry You will also have the opportunity to complete a placement year between years two and three, which is arranged with our support. Recent students have completed placement years at AstraZeneca, Kidscan and the Cancer Research UK Manchester institute. By successfully completing a placement, you can again 'Advanced Degree Accreditation' by the Royal Society of Biology. Features

  • Explore areas of research such as nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial, lung diseases, biotechnology, toxicology and much more
  • Develop practical and advanced laboratory skills as you broaden your knowledge of key areas in the scientific industry, including marketing, health and safety, and legal issues
  • Build additional professional and transferable skills by completing an industry placement as part of your studies


Year one modules may include: Biological Chemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Skills, Study Skills. Year two modules may include: Clinical and Molecular Genetics, Human Physiology, Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Medical Biochemistry, Biochemical/Pharmaceutical Research Skills, Genomics and Proteomics. Year three modules may include: Research Project and Professional Skills, Biotechnology, Biochemistry of Drugs and Diseases, Science and Industry, plus one from the following: Cancer: Bench to Bedside, Advances in Pathophysiology, Clinical Immunology.

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Biochemistry at University of Salford - UCAS