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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry
Student score
86% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£16.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 •Subject specific requirements: A Level in Chemistry and/or Biology, both must have been studied to at least AS Level. Offers may include a specified grade in a related science. •Is General Studies acceptable? No •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: BCC •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 104 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points - specific grades are required from Science

UCAS tariff points

Please contact the University if you have may questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The BSc (Hons) Biochemistry at Liverpool John Moores University is taught in state-of-the-art facilities and includes extensive opportunities to secure practical hands-on experience. •£6 million invested in state-of-the-art teaching facilities •Faculty laboratory refurbished in 2016 •Opportunities to undertake a year's industrial placement or Erasmus placement •Stepping stone to more specialist MSc study in industrial biotechnology, virology, immunology or cosmetic science •International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme – visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more


Level 4 The modules delivered at level 4 are all core and will include an introduction to such topics as: •Practical Skills •Structural and Functional Biochemistry •Physiological Biochemistry •Cell and Molecular Biology •Microbiology and Biotechnology •Biochemistry Employability Level 5 The modules delivered at level 5 are all core and will develop level 4 topics as well and introducing new areas, examples include: •Methods in Biochemistry •Metabolic Biochemistry •Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics •Microbiology and Biotechnology •Structural and Functional Biochemistry •Molecular Cell Biology Sandwich degree •Year-long placement Level 6 An option is available at level 6, core material will include such topics as: •A research project •Advanced Structural and Functional Biochemistry •Advanced Cell and Molecular Biochemistry •A Biochemistry Symposia Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Liverpool John Moores University

Design Academy

With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
327 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
41% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16.5k LOW
Graduates who are quality and regulatory professionals


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Around 2,500 graduates got degrees in this demanding but valuable subject last year. Graduates who want a career in research usually take postgraduate qualifications - over a third of graduates in the subject took this option - but those who want to start work when they graduate have a lot to choose from. Laboratory work and other jobs in the biosciences are popular, as well as in education, but many biochemistry graduates find their way into the finance industry and as a consequence, graduates from these disciplines are particularly likely to get jobs in London and the South East.
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