Biochemistry (Study Abroad) BSc Hons - 2019 Entry

UCAS Code
C702

Entry Year
2019

A Level Requirements
AAA see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

Biochemistry examines the structure and function of living organisms at the molecular level. It is an exciting and rapidly developing subject and the primary investigative science within biology and medicine.

Our BSc Biochemistry (Study Abroad) includes core modules in Biochemistry and Chemistry combined with a solid background in related fields. Lancaster University is ranked fifth in the UK for Biological Sciences and ninth for Chemistry by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

This three-year degree is ideal if you wish to experience overseas study as part of your Biochemistry degree. Overseas study can broaden your horizon, build your confidence, offer a different perspective on your subject, and can make you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market.

In the first year, you will study core modules such as Protein Biochemistry, Cell Structure and Function, and Genetics – all designed to give you a good overview of key modern biochemical concepts. You can enjoy the flexibility of choosing an additional four modules from any of the Bioscience subjects on offer at Lancaster University.

You will spend your second year at a university in Australasia, Canada or the USA. You will study modules which have been approved by Lancaster University to ensure that you are prepared for the modules you will take when you return to Lancaster for your final year.

You will have the flexibility to tailor your third year to your biochemical interests and can select from a diverse range of subjects including Cell Signalling, Cancer, Biology of Ageing, and Neurobiology. During your degree, you’ll conduct your own laboratory-based project where you’ll benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academic staff.

The facilities for studying Biochemistry at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project. Around 50% of the contact time at Lancaster is used for practical and workshop activities in the laboratory or in PC labs.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Biochemistry examines the structure and function of living organisms at the molecular level. It is an exciting and rapidly developing subject and the primary investigative science within biology and medicine.

    Our BSc Biochemistry (Study Abroad) includes core modules in Biochemistry and Chemistry combined with a solid background in related fields. Lancaster University is ranked fifth in the UK for Biological Sciences and ninth for Chemistry by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

    This three-year degree is ideal if you wish to experience overseas study as part of your Biochemistry degree. Overseas study can broaden your horizon, build your confidence, offer a different perspective on your subject, and can make you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market.

    In the first year, you will study core modules such as Protein Biochemistry, Cell Structure and Function, and Genetics – all designed to give you a good overview of key modern biochemical concepts. You can enjoy the flexibility of choosing an additional four modules from any of the Bioscience subjects on offer at Lancaster University.

    You will spend your second year at a university in Australasia, Canada or the USA. You will study modules which have been approved by Lancaster University to ensure that you are prepared for the modules you will take when you return to Lancaster for your final year.

    You will have the flexibility to tailor your third year to your biochemical interests and can select from a diverse range of subjects including Cell Signalling, Cancer, Biology of Ageing, and Neurobiology. During your degree, you’ll conduct your own laboratory-based project where you’ll benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academic staff.

    The facilities for studying Biochemistry at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project. Around 50% of the contact time at Lancaster is used for practical and workshop activities in the laboratory or in PC labs.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAA

    Required Subjects A level Chemistry and one other science subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics

    GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 36 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in HL Chemistry and 6 in one further HL science subjects from Biology, Mathematics or Physics

    BTEC considered alongside A level Chemistry for entry to the standard BSc Hons course variant only.

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Year 3

      Core

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    After studying Biochemistry at Lancaster University, you can look forward to a promising career in areas such as academic, industrial and medical research, pharmaceuticals, the food industry and forensic science. 95% of Lancaster’s BSc Biochemistry (Study Abroad) graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating, 60% of those in employment are in professional or managerial positions (Unistats 2018). Alternatively, the course is an ideal base from which to continue on to postgraduate study.

    The transferable skills and analytical training you will gain during your Biochemistry degree will allow you to enter science or diverse fields such as management, marketing and finance. You will gain practical skills such as laboratory competence and experimental design; numerical skills such as statistical analysis and data recording and presentation; and interpersonal skills such as team working, communication and negotiation.

    An employability skills module will help you to manage your professional development and prepare for the job market. Your independent, laboratory-based research project will give you valuable research experience using the latest technology. Plus the experience of different cultures and enhanced international perspectives gained on your study abroad year will contribute to your employability.

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2019/20 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2018 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £18,890

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.

    Funding

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

The Faculty was proud to achieve an Athena Swan Bronze Award (operated by The Equality Challenge Unit) in 2012 and the Athena Swan Silver Award in 2014.
The Faculty was proud to achieve an Athena Swan Bronze Award (operated by The Equality Challenge Unit) in 2012 and the Athena Swan Silver Award in 2014.

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