Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine University of Nottingham


This course has a strong practical focus and you will work in specialist laboratories which are fully equipped for hands-on experience in areas ranging from DNA and protein handling, to gene cloning technology. We have strong links with clinical schools in the University, so you will have the opportunity to widen your breadth of knowledge via contact with biochemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, and cell biologists. This clinical link is a valuable element, as this course focuses particularly on the clinical and medical aspects of biochemistry over your second and third years. This expertise is in high demand, as you will be developing the skills desperately needed in the fight against various diseases and illnesses, and contributing to the development of life-saving medicines.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


During your first year you will learn the fundamental aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and cellular control alongside essential chemistry. These modules are supported by laboratory sessions. In your second year, you will continue at greater depth covering topics such as gene function, pharmacology and macromolecules. In the final year, you will begin to specialise particularly in the clinical and medical elements of biochemistry. You will undertake an individual project which may be lab, bioinformatics or literature-based.

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 C741
Institution code N84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB including chemistry and a second science (biology preferred)

A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 12 credits
M: 12 credits
At least 6 level 3 distinctions in Chemistry and 6 level 3 merits in Chemistry. Plus 6 level 3 distinctions and 6 level 3 merits in a second science
Scottish Higher AABBB in combination with grades AA in the Advanced Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and a second science
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M1, M2 including Chemistry and a second subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points including 6 and 5 in higher level Chemistry and one other science (either way round)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in combination with 2 science A-level qualifications, including Chemistry
Scottish Advanced Higher AA including Chemistry and a second science. Plus grades AABBB in the Scottish Highers
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B in combination with 2 science A-levels, to include Chemistry

European Baccalaureate - 80% overall including 8.0 and 7.0 in Chemistry and one of Biology/Maths/Physics

GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4), Mathematics grade C (numeric grade 4)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £20,070 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.