Biochemistry at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

Biochemistry has revolutionised our understanding of biological systems and led to ground-breaking applications in human health and disease. Our progressive degree equips you with the up-to-date knowledge, technical skills and hands-on experience you need to succeed as a practising biochemist. You first build a strong foundation in essential biochemistry then explore more specialised subjects at the forefront of modern research, all while gaining the transferable skills and real-world practice you need. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • Modern STEM building complete with high-spec laboratories, group study hubs and bespoke teaching spaces.
  • Specialised cell culture lab and analytical science suite.
  • The latest technology and industry-standard equipment to emulate the requirements and practices of a professional workplace.
  • HPLC, FTIR and GC-MS machines, alongside facilities for qPCR and protein purification, allowing you to carry out high-end biochemistry experiments.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Our Life Sciences Liaison Board works with industry professionals across the pharma-biotech, health and food sectors, including Glaxo Smith Kline, Life Science Group and GrowPura. Our collaboration within the sector help you establish links and gain valuable work experience.
Your Student Experience
  • Our focus on real-world applications and practical-based learning prepares you for fulfilling employment in this specialist field.
  • Study under the guidance of our research-active academic team, many of whom are leading professionals in areas such as medicines development; obesity; cancer pathways; and global food security.
  • Take part in the Student Skills Lab scheme, where you learn and test out cutting-edge practical techniques with the support of our recent graduates.
  • Participate in field trips to prominent industry and R&D settings.
  • Gain specialist knowledge through masterclasses and seminars held by external experts such as MSD-Merck and the UK Health Security Agency.
  • Connect with top employers in our annual STEM Careers Expo.
  • Learn alongside students from related Life Sciences courses, widening your knowledge and experience.
  • Expand your career prospects by developing widely transferable workplace skills, from statistical techniques and scientific communication to independent research and critical thinking.


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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Biochemistry at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS