Middlesex University

Biochemistry with Foundation Year Middlesex University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. Combining theoretical knowledge with lab-based practical skills, you are placed at the forefront of biomedical research to learn about the beauty of the living world.
Why study BSc Biochemistry at Middlesex University?*

BSc Biochemistry features core themes from a wide range of science subjects including chemistry, molecular biology and immunology. You will deal with real-world issues in medicine and the environment, developing a vigorous understanding of biochemistry. Boasting world-class facilities, your laboratory, research and analytical skills will be developed throughout the course.

Unique to this course are the two work placement opportunities. You have the option to go on year-long industrial placements, developing excellent employment prospects and transferable skills.

This course is designed for those with a strong scientific interest and a desire to develop knowledge and practical skills in biochemistry.

Course highlights
You will develop a range of skills and techniques which are at the forefront of scientific research and industry
You will have the opportunity to gain work experience through a one-year placement and work experience module
You will have access to modern research and analytical laboratory facilities in our cutting-edge Hatchcroft Building
Our careers service offers you a range of support both while you're studying and after you've graduated
Receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course details


Foundation Year: Life Sciences - Compulsory, SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology) - Compulsory
Foundation Mathematics - Compulsory, Foundation Project - Compulsory
Year 1: Biological Techniques (30 credits) – Compulsory, Metabolic Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory, Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) – Compulsory, Principles of Microbiology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Fundamentals of Chemistry (30 credits) – Compulsory, Physiology and Anatomy (15 credits) – Compulsory. Year 2: Functional Biochemistry (30 credits) – Compulsory, Molecular Biology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Immunology and Endocrinology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Advanced Organic Chemistry I (15 credits) – Compulsory, Analytical Techniques (15 credits) – Compulsory, Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) - Compulsory, Optional Sandwich Year, Biology placement. Year 3: Advanced Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory, Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) – Compulsory, Bioinformatics (15 credits) – Compulsory,Advanced Biochemical Techniques (15 credits) – Compulsory, Dissertation (30 credits) – Compulsory, Gene Technology (15 credits) – Optional, Current Topics in Bioscience (15 credits) – Optional, Green Biotechnology (15 credits) – Optional, Advanced Organic Chemistry II (15 credits) – Optional, Biology Work Experience (30 credits) – Optional.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C79B
Institution code M80
Campus name Hendon Campus
Campus code H

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level Including 16 points or above in Biology or Chemistry
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In a Science based subject.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 in a Science based subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

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


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
PTE Academic 51.0 With at least 51 in all components
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Middlesex University
Hendon Campus
The Burroughs

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020 8411 5555

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