Liverpool John Moores University

Biochemistry with Foundation Year Liverpool John Moores University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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The BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University is the ideal course if you are interested in this subject but lack the necessary qualifications to study it at degree level.

  • £6 million invested in state-of-the-art teaching facilities

  • Faculty laboratory refurbished in 2016

  • Opportunities to undertake a year's industrial placement or Erasmus placement

  • Stepping stone to more specialist MSc study in Industrial Biotechnology or Cosmetic Science

  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

Course details


Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

Skills and Perspectives in Science 1
Introductory Chemistry and Cell Biology
Fundamentals of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
Skills and Perspectives in Science 2
Anatomy and Physiology
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Level 4

Practical and Employability Skills in Biochemistry
Introduction to Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Introduction to Cell Biology
Introduction to Molecular Biology
Microbial Biotechnology 1

Level 5

Methods in Biochemistry
Metabolic Biochemistry
Microbial Biotechnology 2
Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology

Sandwich degree: Year-long placement

Level 6

Research Project
Advanced Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Biochemistry Symposia
Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology

The following options are offered:

Microbial Technology
Work-Based Learning
Applications of Genetics in Health and Disease

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

Assessment methods vary according to the modules you choose, but most are assessed through a combination of exam and coursework and some by coursework only.

Exams are normally held at the end of each year and can be in the form of multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning or essay questions.

Coursework assessments could include phase tests, fieldwork/practical reports, data handling, oral presentations, poster presentations, group discussions, essays or the evaluation of your practical skills, and are based on individual assignments though some require group work.

Feedback on coursework assessments is normally provided within three weeks of submission and may be via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

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

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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 80 points ​Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.
A level Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20 UCAS Points

Applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or

• Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths
• NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
• Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
• Higher Diploma in Maths/ English
• Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £10,600 * 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

Full-time industrial placement year fee for home students: £1850 per annum. Full-time industrial placement year fee for international students: £3500 per annum. All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.

Provider information

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Liverpool John Moores University
Egerton Court (Headquarters)
2 Rodney Street
L1 2UA

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