What Will You Study

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 flexible Biochemistry degree provides students with core modules in Biochemistry and Chemistry coupled to a solid background in other related fields.

The first year of your Biochemistry degree involves 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. However, at the same time, the first year of your degree still permits flexibility as you will also be able to choose an additional four modules from any of the Bioscience subjects on offer.

You will spend your second year at a university in Australasia, Canada or the USA.  During this year you will take modules which have been approved by this department and which ensure that you are prepared for the modules you’ll take when you return for your final year. The difference is that you gain from a different perspective, another context on the topics and a different outlook. All of this differentiates you from other year abroad students and students who remained in Lancaster and serves to build your confidence and CV credentials.

You have the flexibility to tailor your final 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.