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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course Summary:

  • Gain knowledge and practical experience of molecular, biochemical and analytical science.
  • Combine the chemical and biological sciences to understand cellular mechanisms underpinning disease and advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies.
  • Apply the material taught at university to real-world experience as a biochemist with year-long or summer placement opportunities available.
  • Transfer to the MSci route for a specialist year of research-intensive study working alongside our internationally recognised researchers.
This is an academically challenging course which will develop your practical and digital skills. You will gain a deep understanding of the subject through placements and extensive lab work in our award-winning laboratories graduating as an experienced and employable biochemist. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Through the study of modules including molecular biology, analytical science, cell biology and organic and biological chemistry you will gain an in-depth understanding of a breadth of biochemistry with the flexibility to choose optional subjects in your second and final years focussing your specialisms. With a strong focus on employability throughout your course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills desired by graduate science-sector employers or post-graduate education providers. You learn through:
  • lectures
  • interactive workshops
  • small group academic tutorials
  • scenario-based laboratory classes
  • project work
Applied learning:
  • Work placements
  • Research projects
  • Networking opportunities
For more details, please see the Sheffield Hallam University course page.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the following modules list for further information. Year 1 (Compulsory modules): 1) Cellular Biology And Biochemistry With Microbiology, 2) Fundamentals Of Organic Chemistry, 3) Human Physiology And Anatomy, 4) Principles Of Chemistry And Analytical Science, 5) Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Labs, 6) Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Skills. Year 2 (Compulsory modules): 1) Analytical And Bioanalytical Science, 2) Molecular Biology And Biochemistry, 3) Professional And Scientific Practice 2, 3) Practical Topics In Biochemistry. Year 2 (Elective modules): 1) Advanced Cell Biology, 2) Organic And Biological Chemistry. Year 3 (Optional modules): Placement Year. Final year (Compulsory modules): 1) Advanced Analytical Science, 2) Applied Biochemistry, 3) Professional And Scientific Practice 3, 4) Research Project. Final Year (Elective Modules): 1) Advanced Organic Synthesis And Spectroscopy, 2) Bioethics And Human Genetics, 3) Bioinformatics And Human Genetics, 4) Medicinal Chemistry And Drug Discovery, 5) Pharmacology.

Assessment method

Coursework, exams, and practicals.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements and take part without disadvantage. You can contact our University student support staff on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) and explore any issues you may have. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,500-£2000. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Biochemistry at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS