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Course summary

This course provides practical training in contemporary biochemistry to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of modern biochemistry. With a diverse range of optional modules alongside a solid foundation of core modules, you can tailor the course to your interests. Lab experience will be an integral part of your degree, as you engage in activities such as practical gene cloning and analysing proteins and enzymes in our specialist facilities. You'll learn from expert teaching staff from across life sciences, including biochemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, and cell biologists. This ensures you receive an exceptional breadth of knowledge. There is also an integrated masters (MSci) version of this course (C703), which provides you with additional research experience, preparing you for your future career or further postgraduate study.


During your first year, you'll be introduced to the fundamental aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and cellular control, as well as core skills in biochemistry. You'll also study essential chemistry modules, exploring topics including molecular structure, bonding and reactivity of organic molecules. In your second year, your studies continue to go into greater depth. You'll cover structures, functions and analysis of proteins and genes, as well as the mechanisms and purpose of cell-to-cell signalling and metabolic regulation. You'll undertake a research project in year three, exploring an area of biochemistry that suits your personal interests in the field. This project may be lab, bioinformatics, or literature-based. There's also a large selection of optional modules to expand your learning. There are a range of optional modules to choose from in every year of the course. You will study these alongside core modules. If you choose to study the integrated masters (MSci), you’ll complete a year-long research project in your fourth year. This could be lab or literature-based.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a range of methods, such as coursework, exams, assessments, lab reports, presentations and a dissertation.

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

Biochemistry is one of the progression pathways for our Science with Foundation Year course. Requirements for progression are: Foundation Biological Science - 55% Foundation Chemistry - 55% Overall pass - 40%

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 6.0 in any element
TOEFL (iBT)87Minimum of 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27200* Year 1
EU £27200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Biochemistry at University of Nottingham - UCAS