Biochemistry is the study of the structure and function of living organisms at the molecular level. This is an exciting and rapidly expanding field which has been at the forefront of advances in biology and medicine. Our flexible Biochemistry degree provides students with core modules in Biochemistry coupled to a solid background in other related fields such as genetics and cell biology. This training in all aspects of Biochemistry is important when considering the multidisciplinary and interactive nature of today's scientific work environments. In the later parts of the course you will be able to choose modules, techniques courses and projects in specialised areas of Biochemistry to suit your own interests. We also offer this course with a Study Abroad option, which allows you the opportunity to spend your second year studying at a university in either North America or Australia.
Requirements at A level are typically AAB (AAA for Study Abroad option) to include a minimum of AS-level Chemistry grade C and two science A-levels from Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Maths/Psychology/Geography/ Environmental Science/Computing/IT. Applicants with other types of qualification should enquire for details.
All candidates should have GCSE English language at grade C or above. Alternative English qualifications are accepted.
Candidates should also have a minimum of grade B in GCSE Mathematics or the equivalent. We will also consider 'Access' course Mathematics components.
We welcome applications from mature candidates.
After receiving your application we will invite you to an Open Day for informal discussions with members of staff and to visit the campus. More information on applying.
This degree will provide an excellent platform for research based careers in biochemistry and genetics, including further postgraduate study for MSc or PhD qualifications. In addition there are many opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, hospital research, the food industry, forensic science and research institutes that are accessible to our biochemistry graduates. Traditionally our graduates enter a wide range of careers and the transferable skills acquired during this degree will make the graduate attractive to employers in many other areas such as management, finance and marketing.
Download a copy of our prospectus. Includes details of all courses and modules.
Dr Sue Broughton
Head of Admissions
Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Tel: 01524 593265