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Medical biochemistry is at the heart of modern medicine. It is crucial to the way we understand the causes and effects of disease and how we develop novel treatments.
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 Medical Biochemistry course, but offers specialist training in a broad range of laboratory techniques. In the additional year you will develop an extended, research project.
In this advanced undergraduate degree you will learn about the chemical processes that occur within living organisms and study how cells work at the sub-cellular and molecular levels, and gain an in-depth understanding of the biochemical function of living organisms, particularly animals and humans.
You will develop excellent project management skills and learn how to design experiments and plan work programmes.
WHY MEDICAL 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 MEDICAL 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.
MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
An MSci Medical Biochemistry opens up a range of exciting career opportunities in diverse fields including:
- Medicine and other health professions
- Pharmaceutical development
- Veterinary sciences
This degree also provides an ideal base for further study to become a medical doctor and many of our students have gone on to study Graduate Entry Medicine at Swansea.