Liverpool John Moores University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
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
Practical and Employability Skills in Biochemistry
Introduction to Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Introduction to Cell Biology
Introduction to Molecular Biology
Microbial Biotechnology 1
Methods in Biochemistry
Microbial Biotechnology 2
Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology
Sandwich degree: Year-long placement
Advanced Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
The following options are offered:
Applications of Genetics in Health and Disease
Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.
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
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:
|UCAS Tariff||88 points||Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.|
Minimum number of A Levels required: 1
Subject specific requirements: Preferably an A2 Level in a relevant science subject
Is general studies acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
Average A Level offer: CCD
Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20 UCAS Points
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||
Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMM if studied on its own or to the total of 88 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications
|Access to HE Diploma||
Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Further information: Overall Pass required
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||
International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Additional information: 24 IB Diploma 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
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£11,000 *||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.