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Course summary

Study how life and the systems within it exist at a molecular level to make exciting advances in medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture and biotechnology. Develop solutions to society's global challenges from saving habitats and improving technology and contributing to medical advances. The knowledge and skills you will acquire on Biochemistry and Chemistry BSc programme will enable you to enter a wide range of careers and contribute to a better, sustainable world. Why choose this course?

  • Top 10 in England for Biochemistry (National Student Survey, 2021)
  • Develop your core practical skills in Keele's state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Engage with award-winning academics who are known nationally for their innovation in teaching
  • Professional accreditation pathways are available
  • Enhance your employability by choosing to spend a year in industry
This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the underpinning theory of both biochemistry and chemistry with plenty of hands-on practical experience in Keele's state-of-the-art laboratories and observatory with opportunities to personalise your learning. Biochemistry modules cover five core themes: macromolecular structure-function, metabolism and its control, genetics, cell biology and the applications of chemistry in the study of these. You will gain a broad and varied grounding in modern biochemistry as you explore the structure and function of biological molecules and metabolic processes, core chemical concepts and their application to the biological sciences and molecular cell biology. Particular attention is paid to building your practical skills and you will have access to various types of research standard equipment you are likely to use a career in chemistry - such as our ultra-violet visible spectrometry which is used to follow the rate of reactions of molecules that contain chromophores. Chemistry laboratory work is an integral part of our programme that help you to develop a variety of practical, computational and transferrable skills that employers value. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website:
Biochemistry and Chemistry at Keele University - UCAS