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Biochemistry Royal Holloway, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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Gain insights into the intricate, elegant workings of the building blocks of life in Biochemistry at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The programme is informed by world-class research in advanced animal, plant and molecular science, and supported by a recent £16 million investment in state-of-the-art equipment including bioinformatics, mass spectrometry and protein and gene sequencing technology.

This highly flexible programme lets you tailor courses to suit your individual interests in years 2 and 3, letting you specialise in subjects from Pharmacology and Toxicology to Molecular Genetics, Neuroscience to Embryology and Endocrinology.

You’ll gain invaluable laboratory experience from year 1 onwards, and in year 3 you’ll take part in our renowned research culture as you complete your research projects. The School of Biological Sciences was ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, and our high student-to-staff ratio maximises contact time with our internationally respected and enthusiastic academics.

Royal Holloway Biochemistry students are a short journey from sites of national scientific importance including Windsor Great Park and Box Hill, while our on-site glasshouses, marine and freshwater aquaria and plant and animal cell culture facilities provide ample opportunity for rewarding independent study.

The skills and experience you’ll gain studying Biochemistry will make you an attractive prospect to employers. A combination of laboratory experience, groundbreaking research and a wide range of additional skills and competencies have helped our graduates find work in fields from forensic medicine to biotechnology. Pursue your passion for the fascinating principles of biochemistry and graduate with the skills and qualifications you need to find success in your chosen field.

  • Gain invaluable transferrable career skills including practical laboratory experience, data handling and time management skills.

  • Take part in world-class research led by renowned academics, with 76% of our Biological Sciences research ranked world-leading and internationally excellent.

  • Join a close-knit and supportive learning community with a high staff-to-student ratio.

  • Graduate with a Royal Society of Biology accredited degree.

Course details

Modules

Please refer to our website for information:
https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/biological-sciences/biochemistry.aspx

Assessment method

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or 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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C700
Institution code R72
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - BBB Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.

Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.

Required subjects: Biology and Chemistry, plus a Pass in the practical element of both subjects
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
Pass Access to Science HE Diploma with at least 24 level 3 credits at Distinction, including all Biology and Chemistry units at Distinction.

Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.
Scottish Higher AABBB Subjects to include Biology and Chemistry
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 5,5,5 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry, with a minimum of 32 points overall.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Subjects to include Biology and Chemistry
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD In Applied Science and grade B in A-level Chemistry or Biology. Alternatively, Distinction, Distinction in Health and Social Care and grades BB in A-level Chemistry and A-level Biology. A Pass is required in the practical element of all Science A-levels taken.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Plus grades BB in A-level Chemistry and Biology. A Pass is required in the practical element of all Science A-levels taken.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB - BBB Subjects to include Biology and Chemistry
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on study@royalholloway.ac.uk to discuss your situation


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £19,400 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

*The tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations, and for students who starting a degree in the academic year 2018/19 was £9,250 for that year, and is shown for reference purposes only. The tuition fees for UK and EU undergraduates have not yet been confirmed for students starting a degree in the academic year 2019/20. There is a different fee for a year spent abroad or working in industry.

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Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham
TW20 0EX


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