Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Summary: Biochemistry brings together biology and chemistry to look at processes at molecular level, and is relevant to a range of disciplines including genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science and medicine. You can complete an optional work placement year.
Course details: This course will be of particular interest if you want to develop your knowledge and skills in subjects such as biotechnology, molecular biology, biomedical sciences and analytical techniques currently used by the industry, particularly the pharmaceutical and drug discovery sectors. It takes you on a journey of studying chemical compounds and reactions occurring in the cells of living organisms including the molecular and biochemical analysis of life processes. It makes you appreciate how different macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids) interact to create life.
You learn how gene expression is controlled and how it brings diversity in life, what goes wrong that causes metabolic diseases, how modern genetic tools such as CRISPR and stem cells are at the cusp of bringing revolution in gene therapy and healthcare. You also learn about microbiology, microbial diversity and how we counter infectious diseases. You are introduced to concepts such as drug resistance and its development. Through a carefully curated seminar series you are updated on cutting-edge research.
After the course: Employers include hospitals, agriculture, food industry, education, cosmetics and the pharmaceutical sector. Students who take a work placement year gain experience favoured by graduate recruiters.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
This course aims to produce graduates who are competent in a range of knowledge, understanding, experience and skills appropriate to biochemistry. The learning and teaching strategy encourages a progressive acquisition of subject knowledge and skills by moving from study methods that have a greater degree of support and assistance towards more independence and self-direction. Each programme and module is supported by a specific virtual learning environment (VLE) site.
The programme assessment strategy tests your subject knowledge, independent thought and skills acquisition. It is also robust, equitable and manageable and incorporates both formative and summative assessment opportunities, and may include exams, laboratory and/or fieldwork skills and reports, presentations and project work.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||Including chemistry or biology. A subject with a significant content of chemistry or biology will also be considered.|
|A level||BBC||Including chemistry or biology. A subject with a significant content of chemistry or biology will also be considered.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Including merit in the mandatory subjects and including chemistry or biology. A subject with a significant content of chemistry or biology will also be considered.|
|Access to HE Diploma||With 30 level 3 credits from science units, including 12 level 3 credits in the mandatory subjects, awarded at merit or higher.|
|Scottish Higher||Including chemistry or biology. A subject with a significant content of chemistry or biology will also be considered.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English language at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent.|
After applying you may be invited to attend an interview. The interview is to help us tailor your offer to your individual circumstances to ensure that you join the right course for you. The interview process also enables us to consider applicants from a range of backgrounds and those with non-traditional qualifications, including individuals who may be returning to study after a period of employment.
During your visit you are offered a tour of our campus and laboratory and teaching facilities, and an opportunity to meet our staff. You also learn more about your course and the range of scholarships, bursaries and grants you may be eligible to receive.
Although we strongly encourage applicants to attend an interview, if you can't come for an interview we will still consider your application based on the information you provide.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|