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Course summary

Many devastating diseases, such as cancer, are caused by just a few atoms being out of place inside your cells. Biochemistry aims to understand how living things work at the atomic level. This knowledge drives the most exciting developments in biomedical research, from the development of new drugs to treat neurodegenerative disorders to cancer therapies and coronavirus vaccines. How are genes encoded in DNA and how do cells use this information to produce proteins? How do proteins fold into 3D structures? How does protein misfolding cause devastating diseases like Alzheimer’s? How do mutations cause inherited disorders and cancer? How do viruses infect and replicate inside cells? On this course, taught by leading research experts, you will explore these questions and many others. You will understand the molecular basis of health and disease and how biochemists lead the way in therapeutic development. Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary subject at the boundary between biology and the physical sciences. As such, you will gain a unique knowledge base and skill set from your Biochemistry degree. This will make you highly sought after by a wide range of top employers within the biological/biomedical research sector and beyond. This 3 year BSc can also be converted into an integrated Masters (MBiol) with an optional additional year of specialist training, subject to suitable academic performance and availability. You would study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project. Course highlights:

  • Experience the cutting edge in a research-active environment with world-class facilities.
  • Perform a final year project at the frontier of modern research.
  • Gain further practical experience and boost your employability through our Year in Industry programme.
  • Build transferrable skills and employability with our skills-based teaching.
  • Extensive wellbeing and employability support from dedicated Faculty teams.
  • Outstanding graduate employability amongst top employers, both within and beyond scientific research.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course with an overall score of at least 65% in addition to the standard year 1 entry requirements below

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For the most up-to-date information on entry requirements please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/courses


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Biochemistry at University of Leeds - UCAS