Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

What makes Biochemistry at Worcester special? Biochemistry is key to many advances in 21st Century science. It underpins our understanding of how cells work and has led to the adoption of new treatments for many diseases. Biochemists are at the heart of exploring the data from the Human Genome Project and helping to build a future where medicine becomes personalised and more effective. The core of the course investigates human health, from the processes that cause cancer to the progression of Alzheimer's disease. You will be taught by experts in the field who research actively into the biochemistry of leukaemia, human nutrition and neuroscience. You will also study Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Immunology and Bioinformatics on your course, all of which are designed to help you access any of a large number of career opportunities open to the graduate Biochemist. At Worcester you will also benefit from small class sizes and easy access to the lecturing staff in the course team, helping you to study in a friendly and productive learning environment. Key features -Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology who praised the comprehensive range of skills included in the students’ “skills passport” and positive learning environment -Opportunities to explore some of the most fascinating fields in science, including neuroscience, cancer immunology and plant developmental genetics -Excellent active research partnerships with many UK and international institutions -New laboratories and extensive specialist equipment - an inspiring environment for you to develop your ideas -Study in a friendly, supportive and inspirational environment -Opportunity to undertake a research project of your own choice in Year 3. Recent projects have included the impact of SuFu gene knockouts on growth and development of cells, the effect of Gli1 gene knockouts on cell proliferation, trialling the impact of hydroxyurea and other drugs on acute myeloid leukaemia cells, comparing the impact of chlorhexidine against other antimicrobial agents on oral plaque bacteria and the role of BCAT1 CXXC motifs in acute myeloid leukaemia Recent University of Worcester achievements 1. The University of Worcester has been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in the Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings every year since its inception in 2019. The University has also been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Gender Equality in all years of the rankings and currently holds the number one spot (2023) 2. Worcester rose to become the number one English university (excluding specialist institutions) for sustained employment, further study, or both, three and five years after graduation in the 2022 Government-published Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey, having been in the top 10 in 2020 and 2021. 96% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022) 3. For almost three decades, the University of Worcester has been educating professionals to work in the health and social care sectors, from Nurses and Midwives to Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, Paramedics to Physician Associates. Each year, hundreds of professionals graduate from Worcester and go on to make a significant contribution to society. The University’s new medical school welcomed its first cohort of students in September 2023. The Three Counties Medical School will help to address the pressing need for more doctors in this left-behind part of the Country. 4. Worcester is a leader in sustainability and has been awarded First Class Honours in the People and Planet Green League each and every year since 2009. In 2019, the University was named Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards and was Highly Commended in the global awards at the UN.


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  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at

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Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) at University of Worcester - UCAS