Biochemistry at London Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study this course? This course will give you the practical skills you need to pursue a career in biochemistry, as well an excellent working knowledge of biological molecules, metabolic processes, and information transfer and processing in living systems. There is also an opportunity to take part in a 15-week work placement as part of the course. More about this course Encompassing the study of the molecular, cellular and physiological bases of life, biochemistry provides insights into many of the problems that have fascinated and perplexed biologists for generations. This degree course has been designed to meet the growing need for qualified biochemists. We'll give you the practical skills you need to pursue a career in the field, including laboratory, research and analysis skills. You’ll also develop a solid understanding of applied biology and medicinal chemistry, and have the chance to put this knowledge to the test. Teaching will take place in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, which is equipped with 280 workstations and a number of specialised laboratories, such as tissue culture research and microbiology. You’ll get the chance to gain hands-on experience in a lab setting under the guidance of expert researchers and academics.


Module details below are subject to change. Please see the university website course page for full module details. Example Year 1 modules include: Professional Studies (core, 15 credits); Anatomy and Physiology 1 (core, 15 credits); Anatomy and Physiology 2 (core, 15 credits); General Chemistry (core, 15 credits); Cell Biology (core, 15 credits); Biochemistry (core, 15 credits); Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits); General Microbiology (core, 15 credits) Year 2 modules include: Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry (core, 15 credits); Metabolism (core, 15 credits); Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits); Quantitative Analysis (core, 15 credits); Microbiology (core, 15 credits); Human Immunity (core, 15 credits); Spectroscopic Methods (core, 15 credits); Ethics for Science (option, 15 credits); Parasitology (option, 15 credits); Work Placements for the life sciences (option, 15 credits) Year 3 modules include: Project (core, 30 credits); Toxicology (core, 15 credits); Clinical Biochemistry (core, 15 credits); Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling (core, 15 credits); Virology (option, 15 credits); Genomics (core, 15 credits); Energy Metabolism and Endocrinology (option, 15 credits); Biochemical Pathology (core, 15 credits); Applied Immunology (option, 15 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through essays, group reports, poster presentations, seminar presentations, data analysis and interpretation exercises, and we help you to produce and maintain a personal profile and curriculum vitae.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4400 Module
International £4400 Module
Channel Islands £4400 Module
Republic of Ireland £4400 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Biochemistry at London Metropolitan University - UCAS