University of Salford has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Biochemistry has become the foundation for understanding all biological processes; it is at the cutting edge of research and is an exceptionally versatile scientific discipline with opportunities in the field continuing to grow and develop.
The knowledge and methods developed by biochemists are applied to all fields of medicine, in agriculture, and in many chemical and health related industries. Biochemistry is also unique in providing teaching and research in both protein structure and function, and genetic engineering – the two basic components of the rapidly expanding field of biotechnology.
As part of this course, you have the opportunity to spend a year of study in the USA: our exchange programme with the University of Toledo in Ohio has been running for over 30 years. The University of Toledo is considered to be a prominent leader in taking research from the laboratory to the world and has been recognised by the American Society of Landscape Architects as one of the 22 most beautiful landscaped campuses in the United States.
At the University of Salford, we pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that our students are able to complete research projects that are exciting, inspiring, and contributing useful findings to the field. BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Studies in the USA provides graduates with some excellent prospective career paths and ensures that you are fully equipped to take advantage of them.
• Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology if successfully completed with a placement year
• Newly refurbished and well-equipped teaching and research laboratories
• The opportunity to explore several research areas, including nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial research, natural products, biomarkers, analytical detection of volatiles, mass spectrometry, computational studies, skin modelling, lung diseases, biotechnology, and toxicology
Year one modules may include: Biological Chemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Skills, Study Skills. In year two at the University of Toledo, you can choose from a range of modules similar to those offered in year two of the degree at Salford. You will be supported by a tutor based in Salford whom you will have had as your 1st year tutor. You will also be supported by a local tutor in Toledo. Year three modules may include: Research Project and Professional Skills, Biotechnology, Biochemistry of Drugs and Diseases, Science and Industry, plus one from the following: Cancer: Bench to Bedside, Advances in Pathophysiology, Clinical Immunology.
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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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
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points|
104-120 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Chemistry and Biology.
A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Suitable Science subject, including Biology and Chemistry.|
|Access to HE Diploma||104-120 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in a suitable Science subject, including Biology and Chemistry.|
|Scottish Higher||104-120 UCAS points from Higher Level, including C in Higher Level Chemistry and Biology.|
|AS||Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.|
|Extended Project||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||Including grade 4 in Higher Level Biology and Chemistry|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||104-120 UCAS points from Higher Level, including Higher Level Chemistry and Biology.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D - D*D*||Suitable Science subject, including Biology and Chemistry.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
Fees and funding
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