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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.
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.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Hendon Campus|
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:
|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 coursehttp://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/undergraduate-application/entry-requirements
English language requirements
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|