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.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
24 September 2018
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.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
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)
|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.