Biochemistry BSc (Hons)
School of Life Sciences
Biochemistry explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. It is a lab-based science that brings together biology and chemistry
Dundee City Campus
National Student Survey (NSS) 2019
Biochemistry is the study of life at the molecular level – from the normal functions of metabolism, DNA replication and repair, to 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.
This degree starts with a broad range of life science topics at Levels 1 and 2. You’ll then focus on more detailed aspects of biochemistry at Levels 3 and 4.
Your first two years of study will explore cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You will also develop your practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for designing and carrying out projects later in your course.
Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.
Throughout your degree, you can pick modules that interest you and also transfer to one of our other courses if you choose the relevant modules.
Lab sessions throughout your degree will help you integrate knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.
This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
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