University of Bristol has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course immerses you in groundbreaking research and gives you the opportunity to contribute to work that could have a significant impact on future generations. It offers a breadth of topics, allowing you to choose your specialism while developing your knowledge and research skills. In your first two years you will supplement your study of biochemistry with molecular biology and biotechnology units. Recent options have included Fundamentals of Molecular Microbiology, Disease and Defence, and Infection and Immunity. Your third year introduces specialist, cutting-edge aspects of biochemistry, such as synthetic biology, DNA-protein interactions, and protein science in therapy and technology. Your final-year research project will involve collaboration with internationally renowned scientists on pioneering work. Previous students have collaborated on the development of a technique for the manufacture of red blood cells from human stem cells, and on the molecular modification of an antibiotic, increasing the range of infections it can treat. We prepare you for your future career with subject-specific employability and enterprise sessions and the chance to gain additional research experience in a summer studentship.
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How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
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|A level||AAC - A*AB||Standard offer: AAA including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject or A*AB including A in Chemistry and B in another core science/mathematics subject Contextual offer: AAC including AA in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject or ABB including A in Chemistry and B in another core science/mathematics subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||DDD in Applied Science (2016 series) with Distinction in all of units 13, 14 and two of 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20 or 21; or BTEC in Applied Science (any series) plus A in A-level Chemistry|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including both Chemistry and another science with 12 graded level 3 credits each at Distinction|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB||Standard Higher: AAAAB.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||Advanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and another Science/ Maths subject.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 - 32 points||Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 5 at Higher Level in another core science/mathematics subject Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 5 at Higher Level in a core science/mathematics subject Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D2, D3, M2 - D3, D3, M3||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
European Baccalaureate: 85% overall, with 8.5 in Chemistry and 8.5 in another core science/mathematics subject. Core science/mathematics subjects include Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10750||Year 1|