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Biochemistry (including foundation year) London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why study this course?

Our Biochemistry (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is a four-year course, designed to help you enter higher education if you don’t hold traditional qualifications or can’t meet the requirements for the standard three-year undergraduate degree.

The degree has a built-in foundation year (Year 0) to help you improve your study and transferable skills, so that you’ll be confident and well prepared to study at undergraduate level. On graduation from this four-year course you’ll receive the same title and award as students on the standard three-year biochemistry course.

More about this course

On our Biochemistry (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) course you’ll develop theoretical and practical skills, allowing you to analyse and understand biochemical information and data. This will also raise your awareness of the social and ethical dimensions in which contemporary biochemistry operates.

Your foundation year will focus on equipping you with essential study skills and fundamental scientific knowledge, so that you can gain the confidence and improve skills that will help you succeed at undergraduate level. This preparatory year will introduce you to basic mathematical concepts and laboratory techniques related to life sciences. Some of this teaching will take place in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, which is one of the biggest and most teaching lab of its kind in Europe.

The foundation year will be shared with students from other disciplines allowing you to exchange ideas and gain new perspectives on different areas of human sciences.

The subsequent three years of your study will provide a more in-depth examination of biochemistry. You’ll study the same course content and have the same choice of modules as students of the Biochemistry BSc (Hons) course.

Should you find yourself wishing to change your specialism following the foundation year there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.

Course details

Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Scientific Studies

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry (for Bioscience)
  • Laboratory Science

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Bioanalytical Science for Biosciences
  • Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Human Immunity
  • Metabolism
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Ethics for Science
  • Parasitology
  • Work Placement

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Biochemical Pathology
  • Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Genomics
  • Project
  • Applied Immunology
  • Energy Metabolism and Endocrinology
  • Virology

Assessment method

Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations.


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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language and Mathematics at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.


English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements. If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

More information about our English language requirements.

https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/applying/english-language-requirements/undergraduate/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,700 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

These fees are for the 2020–21 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/undergraduate-tuition-fees/ Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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