From the tallest tree to the smallest cell, all life stems from biochemical processes. Investigating these processes right down to the molecular level has brought about huge leaps in our understanding across many disciplines – from evolution and reproduction to disease prevention and engineering. Biochemical research will be extremely important in the coming decades. If you want to be part of it then this course could be a great place to start. Biochemistry is the investigation of the chemical processes that leads to life and the processes of metabolic regulation, nervous integration and information storage by biochemical systems. The ability of biological machines to reproduce and pass on information of our evolutionary history are all driven by chemical processes that are in themselves becoming very well understood and well characterised at the molecular level. Biochemical research has the capacity to unlock stem cell therapies and overcome cancer and dementia. It also has much to offer engineering in advanced materials and novel solutions to problems that have evolved over billions of years. The potential for biochemical research in the coming decades is vast and the course is the starting point for many areas of further study and application in industry.
- This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (https://www.rsb.org.uk/education/accreditation).
- You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using scientific instrumentation in our modern biological sciences labs. In the third year of your course, you’ll also have the chance to benefit from a work placement. This could help you to gain relevant real-world experience and enhance your future employability prospects.
- All our teaching staff are educated to doctoral level in their respective subject areas and have expertise in most areas of biological sciences.
- As a student on this course you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society (https://www.biochemistry.org/membership/undergraduate-membership/) and The Physiological Society (UK - https://www.physoc.org/undergraduate-membership). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology (https://www.rsb.org.uk/membership) and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership (https://www.rsb.org.uk/membership/individual-membership/membership-benefits), this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs.
Year 1 Core modules: Biochemistry 1 Molecular and Cellular Biology Analytical Science 1 Organic Chemistry 1 Research Skills Physiology 1: Structure and Function Year 2 Core modules: Molecular Biology Biochemistry 2 Genomes and Evolution Research Skills 2 Analytical Science 2 Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include- Cell Biology Molecular Aspects of Drug Action Pharmaceutics and Formulation Infectious Diseases and Therapeutics Year 3 - optional placement year Final year Core modules: Research Project Biochemistry 3 Applied Molecular Genetics Genomics Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include- Advanced Physiology Medical Genetics Immunology and Infection Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases Cancer Biology Innovations of Drug Design and Development
Assessment will include project work, assignments, and examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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- Royal Society of Biology
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - https://courses.hud.ac.uk/full-time/undergraduate/science-extended-degree-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
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English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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