Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

Combining the subjects of biology and chemistry of living organisms you will learn a range of topics including genetics, cell and molecular biology and more.

Start date
September 2024
4 or 3 years
Dundee City Campus

Biochemistry is the study of life at the molecular level. This can range from things like the normal functions of metabolism to DNA replication and repair. It also includes the function of proteins carrying information within and between cells.

Knowing what happens in normal cells helps scientists understand why things go wrong, and what happens when they do.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances. This will also help you gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

You’ll have the flexibility to pick modules that appeal to you, meaning you can highlight to future employers where your interests lie.

Your first two years of study will explore topics such as:

  • cell biology
  • biological organisation
  • molecular mechanisms and processes

You will develop your practical skills such as laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for designing and carrying out projects later in your course.

At levels three and four, you’ll focus on more detailed aspects of biochemistry. You’ll also carry out a semester long research project based around one chosen area of the current world-class research in Life Sciences.

Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Traineeships and internships

We offer a range of lab-based research traineeships and industry internships, as well as opportunities in other countries, all giving you invaluable experience and boosting your career opportunities.

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