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You will use your knowledge and skills to study key aspects of:
- DNA / RNA synthesis
- protein structure and function
- enzyme catalysis
- metabolism control
- biochemical disorders
- antibody and DNA technology
- the molecular genetics of human diseases.
This course provides an in-depth approach to Biochemistry and the molecular aspects of cells. You will examine the key aspects of macromolecule and cell structure and function, and inter-relationships in both practical and theoretical contexts.
Why choose this course?
You will have hands-on experience in fundamental techniques including:
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
- molecular cloning (DNA modification)
- protein analysis
- biochemical catalysis
- kinetic models as well as bioinformatics as applied to the analysis of gene databases and protein structure-function relationships.
3rd in the UK for Bioscience students on year-long work placements (HESA 2017/18). You will also have the option to undertake a 12-month paid work placement in your third year. Our Placement Office and the School’s excellent links with companies, including GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, facilitate this.
Careers and employability
Students on this course will be well placed to pursue entry level posts in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and the majority of biological science related disciplines.
Our graduate careers cover a wide range of industries and fields including:
- hospitals (clinical analysis)
- university research departments (laboratory technicians)
- agriculture (plant biotechnology)
- food institutes and companies
- industrial laboratories (quality control)
- government administration (adviser for science policies).
Recent graduates have gone onto work in the following roles and companies:
- Eurofins – sample registration technician
- Nottingham City Hospital – medical laboratory assistant
- Nova Laboratory – biochemist
- Severn Trent Services – laboratory echnician.
You will also have the option to undertake further study after you graduate. You could undertake one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.
Our graduate salaries range from £16,000 – £30,000 per year.
Excellent placement opportunities
After the second year, you will have the opportunity to undertake a placement in industry, including overseas options. This will give you the chance to gain vital experience and put your knowledge into practice. Many students impress their employers on placement and are offered jobs at the end of their course.
Recent Biochemistry students have secured placements in the following companies:
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
- Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
- John van Geest Cancer Research Centre
- Health Protection Agency
- Centre de Biologie et de Pathologie
- Scott Bader
- British American Tobacco
- National Institute Medical Research.