Biochemistry at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)


Course summary

Our BSc Hons Biochemistry programme is designed to introduce the students to a wide range of industry standard and novel techniques applicable in the field of biochemistry. Modules have been designed to cover the specific criteria of the QAA Biosciences 2019 Benchmarks as well as being aligned to PSRBs such as the Biochemical Society and Royal Society of Biology. The aim is to produce high quality graduates with excellent further study and employment opportunities. Students will be integrated into the culture of research from enrolment through to graduation where they will interface with researchers from other disciplines. They will work alongside MPhil and PhD students as well as Post-doctoral researchers. Specifically, the programme will: Provide a broad practical based Biochemistry curriculum. Develop competence in scientific methods of enquiry and problem solving. Enable students to develop an in-depth knowledge in the field of Biochemistry and acquire a critical awareness of current issues and developments in the subject. Equip students in a wide range of industry standard and novel techniques applicable in Biochemistry. Encourage critical skills, a knowledge of professional responsibility, integrity and ethics together with the ability to reflect on personal progress as a learner and undertake independent study at level 6 for the dissertation module. Produce graduates able to carry out research within an ethical framework.


Year One The programme begins at level 4 by providing a solid foundation and introduction to the broad disciplines that underpin the subject of biochemistry, resulting in a strong understanding of the subject. Year one of the programme establishes a platform of core knowledge across key subject areas including biology, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, whilst also introducing students to immunology and microbiology. MODULES Introduction to Chemistry Cell Biology, Biochemistry & Genetics Maths and statistics for science Essential skills for the Life Sciences Professional Practice for the Biomedical & Life Sciences Introduction to Immunology & Microbiology Year Two Year two of the programme largely comprises specialist modules to give students the necessary knowledge in key areas of biochemistry. Students are also primed in research methodology and will design and carry out a mini project to prepare them for the final year project. MODULES Advanced Biochemistry Cell & Molecular Biology Analytical Methods in Applied Science Research Methods, Theory and Practice Applied Microbiology Advanced Laboratory Skills for the Biomedical & Life Sciences Year Three The final year of study focusses upon topics at the forefront of current research in biochemistry and will further develop students critical and analytical skills. A significant part of the final year is a 40 credit research project in which students carry out an independent piece of research in an area of special interest to them. MODULES Research Project Structural and Functional Biochemistry Bioinformatics Nanomedicine and Biochemistry Futures Advances in Medicine: Drugs & Toxicology

Assessment method

A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include learning journals, group projects, portfolios, coursework, literature reviews, oral and poster presentations, case studies and laboratory reports, and written exams/ in-class tests. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods (e.g. case studies, essays, laboratory reports, presentations, etc.), enabling students to display their full potential. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

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Biochemistry at Wrexham University - UCAS