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BSc Biochemistry with Study in Industry

Course overview

BSc Biochemistry with Study in Industry ()

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: Entry by transfer

You can only transfer to this course after 1 year of study on BSc Biochemistry (UCAS code C700), BSC Biochemistry with Medical Biochemistry (C720) or BSC Biochemistry with Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (C790). You cannot apply as an external candidate.


£9,250 per year, home students

£31,300 per year, international students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus, Placements

You can enter this course by transferring from any of our other BSc Biochemistry courses following a selection process at the start of your second year. We offer dedicated support to all students who are interested in pursuing an industrial placement, including help with identifying opportunities, preparing your application, CV writing, and practice interviews.

In your third year you will undertake a full-time research placement in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries or at a research institute in the UK or overseas. Recent placements in the UK have included GSK, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Proctor & Gamble, Merck, Eli Lilly, Syngenta, Immunocore, Randox, PsiOxus Therapeutics, ViiV Healthcare, Pirbright Institute, Wellcome Sanger Institute and Diamond Light Source. Overseas placements have included the University of the Basque Country, Paris Diderot University, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Kyushu University, Home Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the Max Planck Institute and De Duve Institute.

Placements are often paid and will give you valuable experience working at an external research laboratory.

At the end of your placement you will write a report outlining the research you have undertaken, which will be assessed as part of your degree.

Course structure

The Year in Industry placement happens between Year 2 and Year 3. We offer full support to help students identify opportunities and apply for positions.

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

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Entry requirements

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

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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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Selection process

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