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Course summary

Biochemistry is an essential part of modern science as it crosses many disciplines and provides fundamental insights into biological processes. It has revolutionised our understanding of biological systems from microbes to humans and has led to many beneficial biotechnology applications. The BSc Biochemistry will equip you with a strong foundation in modern biochemistry, and specialist knowledge and skills essential for careers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, agricultural and related sectors. Our biochemistry graduates also seek wider career opportunities in hospitals, government department, academic organisations and the publishing industry. Why choose this course?

  • Explore core subjects such as biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and genetics along with specialised areas such as bioinformatics and molecular modelling, drug design and development, biotechnology and genetic engineering.
  • Gain specialist knowledge such as structure-function relationships, signalling and regulatory systems, and metabolic pathways as well as practical skills to work at the forefront of this exciting and developing field
  • Develop transferable skills such as independent thinking, planning and problem solving, observational, analytical and communication skills – all highly sought after by today’s employers
  • Study in our recently refurbished teaching laboratories based at Luton campus and the Butterfield Park technology zone
  • Benefit from staff actively engaged in research – many who are experts in their field having previously worked at leading institutions such as Cambridge University, Imperial College London and King’s College London
  • Challenge yourself with further study on a postgraduate taught course such as Biotechnology, Pharmacology or Environmental Management, or study a research degree such as MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD.


Areas of study include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Skills in Biochemistry
  • Biochemical Techniques
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Human Metabolism
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Skills in Science
  • Biochemistry Research Project
  • Biology of Disease
  • Biotechnology Innovations
  • Cellular Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Systems Biology
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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Level 3 science subject is preferred. Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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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

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