University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biochemistry (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Discover the chemistry behind the complexity of life. We'll supply the expert tutors and facilities including mass spectrometry and microfluidic fabrication.

  • Here, you'll study the fundamentals of chemistry and biology so that you can appreciate the fascinating interface between the two. Our researchers are recognised for their expertise, which feeds straight into your course.
  • 93% of our chemistry graduates are in work or further study within six months (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018)
  • Our industry-standard resources include mass spectrometry facilities, our own PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Research Centre, laser technology for elemental analysis and microfluidic fabrication capability
You’ll be taught and inspired by biochemists, chemists and biologists. All leaders in their fields – from researchers in medical imaging, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, wound healing and cancer to experts in lab-on-a-chip miniaturised biochemistry. The foundation year has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills for entry on to the degree. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year Preparing for Learning in Higher Education Group Challenge (Sciences) Introduction to Data Analysis Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 Foundation Chemistry (for non-Chemists) Year 1 Compulsory modules Cells and Organelles Organic Chemistry and the Analytical Approach Insight into Biochemistry and Scientific Skills Principles of Genetics Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Protein Biochemistry Year 2 Compulsory modules Genetic Analysis Synthesis, Structure and Analysis Biochemistry and Professional Skills 1 Synthesis and Measurement Biochemistry and Professional Skills 2 Optional Molecular Cell Biology Green Planet Year 3 Compulsory modules Chemical Separation and Characterisation Concepts in Pharmacology Structured Research Project Optional modules Lab on a Chip and Advanced Analysis Muscle Fitness and Failure Clinical Biochemistry Ecotoxicology

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C703
Institution code:
H72
Campus name:
The University of Hull
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree. We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application. For applicants with Level 3 qualifications, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.

https://www.hull.ac.uk/Choose-Hull/Study-at-Hull/Admissions/English-language-requirements.aspx


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
82%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18300 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biochemistry (with Foundation Year) at University of Hull - UCAS