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BSc Biochemistry (C700)

Course overview

BSc Biochemistry (C700)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Intercalation

Current medical, dental or veterinary science students can apply for entry onto the third year of this course.

Fees

£9,250 per year, home students

£29,000 per year, international students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Location

Clifton campus

Biochemists study the molecular basis of life. This underpins our fundamental understanding of human health and disease and also supports applied science such as drug discovery, diagnostics and biotechnology. Our Biochemistry course immerses you in ground-breaking research and gives you the opportunity to develop high-level analytical and problem-solving skills that prepare you for a diverse range of careers.

You can tailor the course to suit your interests across all years by combining your study of core biochemistry units with a choice of optional units. In the first year these include anatomy, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology and physiology.

Your second year combines biochemistry and molecular genetics with a choice of units such as neurophysiology, infection and immunity, mathematics, and languages.

In the final year you will select from a choice of advanced units in biochemistry, such as synthetic biology, neurobiochemistry and cancer.

Your third-year research project will be affiliated with the work of our internationally-renowned scientists and will allow you to gain a deeper understanding by focusing on one particular aspect of biochemistry. These exciting projects include topics like the design of man-made proteins, discovering new drugs from the ocean floor, or understanding mechanisms of wound-healing.

We focus on the development of your practical and research skills throughout the first two years. We also offer summer studentships and subject-specific employability and enterprise sessions. Recent graduate destinations from our biochemistry programmes include higher degrees such as MSc or PhD, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies, research institutes, the NHS, graduate medicine, teaching, forensics, the civil service, medical publishing, finance, business consultancy, patent law, science communications and more.

This course is available for intercalation.

Course structure

Units may be subject to change; please check the programme catalogue via the 'course structure' link below for up-to-date information.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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