This four-year course provides you with practical training in contemporary biochemistry to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of modern biochemistry. It also allows you to gain additional research experience, with a year-long masters-level research project in year four, preparing you for your future career or further postgraduate study. Lab experience will be an integral part of your degree, as you engage in activities such as practical gene cloning and analysing proteins and enzymes in our specialist facilities. With a diverse range of optional modules alongside a solid foundation of core modules, you can tailor the course to your interests. You'll learn from expert teaching staff from across life sciences, including biochemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, and cell biologists. This ensures you receive an exceptional breadth of knowledge.
Your first three years of the course will be the same as our Biochemistry BSc course. During your first year, you'll be introduced to the fundamental aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and cellular control, as well as core skills in biochemistry. You'll also study essential chemistry modules, exploring topics including molecular structure, bonding and reactivity of organic molecules. In the second year, your studies continue to go into greater depth. You'll cover structures, functions and analysis of proteins and genes, as well as the mechanisms and purpose of cell-to-cell signalling and metabolic regulation. You'll undertake a research project in year three, exploring an area of biochemistry that suits your personal interests in the field. This project may be lab, bioinformatics, or literature-based. There's also a large selection of optional modules to expand your learning. In your fourth year, you’ll complete a year-long research project. This could be lab or literature-based. There are a range of optional modules to choose from in every year of the course. You will study these alongside core modules.
You'll be assessed through a variety of methods, including: essays, coursework, exams, lab report, presentations and a dissertation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- University Park Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With no less than 6 in each element|
|TOEFL (iBT)||87||with minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.