Biochemistry (with a year in industry) BSc (Hons)
This course comes with the opportunity to complete a 12-month placement in industry complementing your Biology and Chemistry studies with on-the-job experience.
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.
This course also allows you to spend a year working in industry, for example, in a commercial laboratory. This allows you to gain real-world skills and improve your CV. It also presents you with the opportunity to network and build relationships. These are all things that could have a positive impact on your career upon graduating from university.
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.
The year in industry will occur between levels 3 and 4. We will support you to find a suitable placement, however if a placement is not found, you will have the opportunity to transfer to the standard four year course.
This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
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