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Biochemistry is crucial to the study and treatment of diseases, the development of pharmaceuticals, and the complex relationships with our environment.
The 4 year MSci is an advanced undergraduate degree, adding a further research-focused year to a 3 year BSc. This will give you an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental building blocks of all life on earth. The MSci programme follows our BSc in Biochemistry course, but offers specialist training in a broad range of laboratory techniques. In the additional year you will develop an extended, research project.
This advanced undergraduate degree follows our BSc Biochemistry programme with an additional year for you to develop an extended, advanced, independent research project. You will also have additional specialist training in a broad range of laboratory techniques during the third year as preparation for this work.
In this advanced undergraduate degree you will learn about the chemical processes that occur within living organisms and how cells work at the molecular and sub-cellular levels and gain an in-depth understanding of the biochemical function of living organisms, from bacteria to plants, animals, and humans.
You will develop excellent project management skills and learn how to design experiments and plan work programmes.
WHY BIOCHEMISTRY AT SWANSEA?
We are ranked top in Wales for Biological Sciences which includes our Biochemistry programmes (Complete University Guide 2018 and 2019).
You will benefit from access to the state-of-the-art research facilities at the Medical School, including bioanalytical equipment such as high performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, DNA and protein analytical equipment, computer-based image analysers for molecular or cellular studies.
We are ranked 3rd in the UK and top in Wales for Medicine (Guardian University Guide 2019) and ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and joint second for research quality.
YOUR BIOCHEMISTRY EXPERIENCE
Our academic staff are active in a diverse range of genetics research fields, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and cutting edge practice.
In addition to your formal studies, we hold regular research talks with Swansea University staff and guest expert speakers from other universities, industry, the NHS and research institutions.
You may also have the opportunity to spend time undertaking research in industrial or medical laboratories either in the UK or abroad.
A mix of compulsory and optional modules gives you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your particular interests, career ambitions, or plans for further study.
BIOCHEMISTRY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A degree in Biochemistry opens up a range of exciting career opportunities in diverse fields including:
- Pharmaceutical development
- Industrial biotechnology