Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medical Biochemistry

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Course summary

Overview Described as the basis of modern medicine, medical biochemistry addresses the functioning of normal and diseased organisms from a biochemical point of view. Learn to develop new ideas and products that are applied to the biggest health challenges we face today. Why study BSc Medical Biochemistry/MSci Clinical Biochemistry at Middlesex University? There are two honours degree programmes available for each area of study – a three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a four-year Master of Science (MSci). The degree explores the field of biochemistry with a focus on human biology and medicine. Core themes include chemistry, molecular biology and immunology. You will develop key laboratory, research and diagnostic skills throughout the course, working in our cutting-edge laboratory facilities. We will teach you to think like a biochemist and arm you with the essential skills and knowledge to work across the breadth of biochemical processes that impact our lives. Unique to this course is the emphasis placed on work experience. You will have the option to go on a year-long industrial placement, developing excellent employment prospects and transferable skills to meet your future aspirations. This course is designed for students with a strong scientific interest and a desire to develop their knowledge and practical skills in biochemistry. If you apply for our four-year MSci Clinical Biochemistry, which offers advanced study in disciplines such as clinical disorders and toxicology, and an intensive laboratory research project, you will gain a masters qualification when you successfully complete your undergraduate degree. Course highlights Opportunities to gain work experience through a one-year placement and work experience module Access to modern research and analytical laboratory facilities in our Hatchcroft Building Develop skills in a wide range of techniques that are at the forefront of biomedical research and industry The chance to become a member of the Middlesex Biochemical Society First-hand experience in our cancer, microbiology and applied biochemistry research groups Develop a wide range of knowledge and skills related to the biggest current issues in human health Receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course details


Year 1: Biological Techniques (30 credits) – Compulsory Metabolic Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) – Compulsory Principles of Microbiology (15 credits) – Compulsory Fundamentals of Chemistry (30 credits) – Compulsory Physiology and Anatomy (15 credits) – Compulsory Year 2: Functional Biochemistry (30 credits) – Compulsory Molecular Biology (15 credits) – Compulsory Immunology and Endocrinology (15 credits) – Compulsory Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) - Compulsory Pharmaceutical Chemistry (15 credits) - Compulsory Medical Diagnostic Techniques (15 credits) – Compulsory Year 3: Advanced Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) – Compulsory Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics (15 credits) – Compulsory Pharmacology and Toxicology (15 credits) – Compulsory Dissertation (30 credits) – Compulsory Bioinformatics (15 credits) – Optional Gene Technology (15 credits) – Optional Current Topics in Bioscience (15 credits) – Optional Biology Work Experience (30 credits) – Optional

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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