Imperial College London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)

Biochemistry with German for Science

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Course summary

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Our biochemistry courses cover all aspects of the applied biochemistry and biotechnology industries, including commercialising technology, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property and patents, with lectures and case studies from business leaders and academics. This degree allows you to combine your training in biochemistry with study of the German language. These classes, taught in German by the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication, focus on the use and presentation of written and oral scientific and technical material in German. You will also receive an introduction to the theory and practice of translation, alongside further studies in the history, politics, science and technology of German-speaking countries. In the first two years you will cover core biochemistry modules alongside these classes, including biological chemistry, molecular biology, integrative cell biology and genes and genomics. Our teaching is enriched by the Department’s internationally leading research programme, so you’ll be learning at the very cutting edge of the subject. You will also benefit from access to our outstanding facilities, including for genomic and cell biology studies, tissue culture suites and the most modern microscopes. You spend your third year studying in a German-speaking university, where you will attend lectures and conduct a research project. In your final year you have increased freedom to follow your own interests by choosing from a wide range of optional modules on topics such as synthetic biology, cancer and bioinformatics. You will also complete a substantial project or dissertation. Please note: this course is not suitable for native or near-native German speakers. Normally only students who are on track for at least a 2:1 by the end of their second year, will be eligible to spend their third year abroad. As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS) on completion of this course.

Course details


How to apply

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Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC7R2
Institution code I50
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Must include: A in Chemistry A in Biology, Physics or Mathematics General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer. Language requirement: AS Level German grade B A Level German grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points Must include: 6 in Chemistry (HL) 6 in Biology, Mathematics or Physics (HL) 5 in German (HL) or 6 in German (SL)
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 D3 Chemistry D3 Biology, Mathematics or Physics D3 Other Language Requirement: M3 German

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedBFor pre-2015 test, the College requires grade B overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 185 overall with 176 in all elements/bands
IELTS (Academic)7Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.5 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
PTE Academic69Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 62 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
TOEFL (iBT)100Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 22 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.

College English Language Entry Requirements

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £33000 Year 1
Channel Islands £33000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information on fees, funding, loans and grants, see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/
Biochemistry with German for Science at Imperial College London - UCAS