Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biochemistry and Human Biology

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Course summary

Understand how life and the systems within it exist at a molecular level to make exciting advances in medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology on our Biochemistry and Human Biology BSc. You will also explore the fascinating and complex fields of human genetics, nutrition, parasitology and advances in medicine. This programme provides you with the subject specific, research and laboratory skills for you to follow a wide variety of career paths. Why choose this course?

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology
  • Top 10 in England for Biochemistry (National Student Survey, 2021)
  • Develop your core practical skills in Keele's state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Enhance your employability with the opportunity to spend a year in industry
  • Discover diverse cultures through an international year at a partner university across the globe
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. The course will give you a broad and varied grounding in modern biochemistry. You will 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. You will further develop skills in communicating to range of target audiences including producing a product information leaflet on an allocated drug or medication detailing key information on the structure, function and biological activity. These communication skills are further developed later in the course in a variety of formats, such as experimental project reports, literature reviews, research posters. Your studies in human biology are carefully designed to enable common understanding of the fundamentals of human biology that underpin all areas of biological study. You will explore compulsory modules in physiology, anatomy and the fundamentals of biology - from a cellular and molecular level to the evolution of complex living organisms. As you advance on the degree you will further develop your skills in molecular techniques and experimental design, data analysis, presentation and communication of information and team-working. Using case-based learning and working within a group, you will investigate the real life applications of human biology in the diagnosis, treatment and management of human disease. You will design, package, market and test an assay kit. To add breadth and depth to your learning, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of optional modules enabling you to personalise your degree to suit your career aspirations or interests. 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

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  • Year 1

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