University of Chester

Biochemistry (including a Foundation Year) University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Biochemistry is the fascinating branch of laboratory-based science that brings together chemistry and biology to explore life at the molecular level. Today’s research biochemists are at the forefront of advances in many fields, including medicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals, toxicology, plant sciences, forensic science and food science. On this course you will acquire the knowledge and techniques that you will need to begin to approach contemporary biological problems and to start to look for solutions.
If you are interested in studying this course with a Foundation Year, please note you will be taught at the University of Chester for your Foundation Year, and subsequent years of study (Levels 4, 5 and 6) will be based at University Centre Shrewsbury.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

The assessment package for each module can include examination and coursework. The proportion of each will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000-word research paper.


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 C701
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

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 72 points
A level Must include grade C in A level Chemistry
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP - MMP Applied Science – must include Chemistry modules
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE (Science) Diploma
Scottish Higher CCCC including Chemistry
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points including 5 or above in HL Chemistry
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H4, H4, H4, H4 including Chemistry

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs

Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree. Please note: certain courses may require that you have studied a specific subject at GCE A Level (or acceptable alternatives), e.g. Biology, Maths or Chemistry, or GCSE Maths at grade C.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300