Biochemistry at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Biochemistry answers the ultimate questions about how living organisms work. Your three-year Biochemistry programme will explore topics from DNA to proteins, single molecules to cells, all the way up to complex lifeforms. You will study the molecular processes of life itself, and gain the skills to become a biochemist. This flexible course system offers a broad variety of options, with an opportunty for a year in employment for those who want to gain experience in an industrial setting, to study abroad at one of our partner institutions, and to complete a final year project that gives you an opportunity to engage with science in either a laboratory or alternative areas such as business or communication. Our graduates are well prepared for successful careers in areas including the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, forensic science, food technology, agriculture, and further study.


Typical modules include: Year 1: Chemistry of Life, Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Physiology, How to Think Like a Scientist, The Human Genome and Disease. Year 2: Bioinformatics, Exploring Proteins: Structure and Function, Flow of Genetic Information. Year 3: Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Recognition, Molecular and Structural Basis of Disease. Please visit the course page for more information.

Assessment method

The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures classes and tutorials coursework individual and group projects independent learning (studying on your own) We’ll assess you using: coursework, laboratory reports and essays individual and group projects oral presentations written and practical exams

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5Band C: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Biochemistry at University of Southampton - UCAS