Encompassing the study of the molecular, cellular and physiological bases of life, biochemistry provides insights into many of the problems that have fascinated and perplexed biologists for generations.
This degree course has been designed to meet the growing need for qualified biochemists. We’ll give you the practical skills you need to pursue a career in the field, including laboratory, research and analysis skills. You’ll also develop a solid understanding of applied biology and medicinal chemistry, and have the chance to put this knowledge to the test.
Teaching will take place in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, which is equipped with 280 workstations and a number of specialised laboratories, such as tissue culture research and microbiology. You’ll get the chance to gain hands-on experience in a lab setting under the guidance of expert researchers and academics.
We assess your skills through essays, group reports, poster presentations, seminar presentations, data analysis and interpretation exercises, and we help you to produce and maintain a personal profile and curriculum vitae.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Anatomy & Physiology (core, 30 credits)
- Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)
- Cell & Molecular Biology (core, 30 credits)
- Chemistry (for Biosciences) (core, 15 credits)
- Laboratory Science (core, 30 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
- Bioanalytical Science for Biosciences (core, 30 credits)
- Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
- Human Immunity (core, 15 credits)
- Metabolism (core, 15 credits)
- Microbiology (core, 15 credits)
- Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits)
- Ethics for Science (option, 15 credits)
- Infection Control (option, 15 credits)
- Work Placement (option, 15 credits)
Year 3 modules include:
- Biochemical Pathology (core, 30 credits)
- Bioinformatics & Molecular Modelling (core, 15 credits)
- Clinical Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)
- Genomics (core, 15 credits)
- Project (core, 30 credits)
- Applied Immunology (option, 15 credits)
- Energy Metabolism & Endocrinology (option, 15 credits)
- Virology (option, 15 credits)
After the course
You’ll complete the course equipped for a career in medical and biological research, in hospital and public health laboratories or in the pharmaceutical, food, water and agricultural industries.
You’ll also develop analytical, numerical and communication skills that are in demand in other careers such as accountancy, journalism, marketing and teaching.