Biochemistry at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Biochemistry is the branch of science that examines the chemical processes within living organisms, and biochemical research has the capacity to unlock stem cell therapies and overcome cancer and dementia. Tying together the disciplines of chemistry and biology, a degree in biochemistry helps you better understand the molecular basis of life while also preparing you to take part in an innovative field at the forefront of modern medicine, science research and other vital areas. This course offers a great starting point if you’re interested in making your own contributions to the biochemistry field upon graduation or continuing to further study. Post-university, you’ll be prepared for a variety of exciting careers in vital areas, such as medical research, the NHS, molecular sciences, and medical genetics. You’ll learn in our new £18.2 million facilities, too. Gain real-world experience on this course by participating in an optional supervised work placement in your area of interest, available after your second year, putting your knowledge and skills to the test at sites in the UK or abroad. Why Study Biochemistry BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll be learning from the best in this course, as the University of Huddersfield has been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. Not only that, but our teaching staff rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates (HESA 2022). Your biochemistry lecturers are highly educated in their respective subject areas and have expertise in most areas of biological sciences. Professional Bodies This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. As a student on this course you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society and The Physiological Society (UK). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership, this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Biochemistry 1 • Molecular and Cellular Biology • Analytical Science 1 • Organic Chemistry 1 • Research Skills • Physiology 1: Structure and Function. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

This course aims to develop your knowledge of chemistry, biology, and biochemistry, as preparation for the more advanced topics of macromolecular structure, enzyme action, metabolism, and gene cloning. The final year includes a major research project and addresses several important topics in modern biology including cancer, immunology and recombinant DNA technology. You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, and laboratory work. Assessment includes project work, assignments, and examinations. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification. Your module specification/course handbook provides full assessment criteria details.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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) - 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.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Biochemistry at University of Huddersfield - UCAS