University of East London

Biochemistry and Biotechnology University of East London Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Bronze

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If you want to enjoy a practical study of one of the fastest-growing and most fascinating areas of human knowledge, then our Biochemistry and Biotechnology course is for you.
You’ll be taught by - and also get the chance to assist - brilliant scientists who are involved in groundbreaking research and new discoveries.
Increasingly, biochemists and biotechnologists are playing a crucial role in genetic engineering and molecular bioengineering, as well as other areas of physiology and medicine.
For instance, antibiotics remain one of the UK's main exports and their production by fermenting micro-organisms in the pharmaceutical industry has revolutionised healthcare.
We want to give you a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application of biochemistry and Biotechnology in areas of medicine and industry.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 Biochemistry (core) Cell Biology (core) Essential Chemistry (core) Human Anatomy and Physiology (core)

YEAR 2 Biology of Disease (core) Cellular Biochemistry (core) Immunity (core) Molecular Genetics (core) Physiological Regulation (core)

YEAR 3 Advances in Biotechnology and Biochemistry (core) DNA Analysis and Bioinformatics (core) Research Project (core) Natural Products and drug design (optional) Clinical Biochemistry (optional)

Assessment method

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we’ll give you as much feedback as possible. In your final year, you’ll either take five core modules or undertake a work placement. We’ll assess you accordingly.


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 C700
Institution code E28
Campus name Stratford Campus
Campus code S

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:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Biology or Chemistry at grade B or above required
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Relevant subject required with Biology or Chemistry units at grade merit or above
Access to HE Diploma Relevant subject required with grade merit in all level 3 Biology / Chemistry units
Scottish Higher Including Biology / Chemistry at grade H2 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Relevant subject required with Biology or Chemistry units at grade merit or above

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements.

Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication)

Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,100 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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University of East London
Docklands Campus
4-6 University Way
Newham
E16 2RD


Course contact details

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Applicant Relations Team

0208 223 3333