Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences

BSc Biochemistry with Genetics (Honours) C7C4

The Biochemistry with Genetics degree is aimed at students who wish to study Biochemisty, thus developing an in depth understanding of the molecular mechanisms of life, but want the focus of those studies to be on the study of the genetic blueprint of life, DNA. This is an exciting and rapidly expanding field which has been at the forefront of many of the modern advances in biology and medicine.

The degree structure provides students with core modules in Biochemistry and Genetics coupled to a solid background in other related fields such as biotechnology and cell biology. This basic training in other aspects of Biochemistry is important when considering the multi-disciplinary and interactive nature of today's scientific work environments. Students also receive an in depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biochemical and genetic research by taking a series of specialist techniques courses.

Entry Requirements

Requirements at A level are typically AAB 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, or certain alternative English qualifications.
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.

Careers info

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 the Biochemistry prospectus

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
Furness College
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Email: bioladmit@lancaster.ac.uk
01524 593265


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