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London Metropolitan University

Biochemistry

UCAS Code: C700

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Typical offer CCD (88 UCAS points from two or more A levels) includng a minimum grade C in Biology and Chemistry.

Total of 60 credits (45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2) from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in a related subject with passes in Level 2 Maths and Communication units. QAA accredited course required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths. Must include biology and chemistry.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,D,D,D

A minimum of 88 UCAS points from three passes at Higher level, including biology and chemistry, and English and Maths at Standard level.

UCAS Tariff

88
88%
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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

**Why study this course?**

This course will give you the practical skills you need to pursue a career in biochemistry, as well an excellent working knowledge of biological molecules, metabolic processes, and information transfer and processing in living systems. There is also an opportunity to take part in a 15-week work placement as part of the course.

**More about this course**

Encompassing the study of the molecular, cellular and physiological bases of life, biochemistry provides insights into many of the problems that have fascinated and perplexed biologists for generations.

This degree course has been designed to meet the growing need for qualified biochemists. We'll give you the practical skills you need to pursue a career in the field, including laboratory, research and analysis skills. You’ll also develop a solid understanding of applied biology and medicinal chemistry, and have the chance to put this knowledge to the test.

Teaching will take place in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, which is equipped with 280 workstations and a number of specialised laboratories, such as tissue culture research and microbiology. You’ll get the chance to gain hands-on experience in a lab setting under the guidance of expert researchers and academics.

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy and Physiology (for Applied Biology) (core, 30 credits)
Cell and Molecular Biology (for Applied Biology) (core, 30 credits)
Chemistry and Biochemistry (for Applied Biology) (core, 30 credits) and
Laboratory Science (for Applied Biology) (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Bioanalytical Science (core, 30 credits)
Metabolism and Microbiology (core, 30 credits)
Molecules of Heredity and Defence (core, 30 credits) and
Organic Chemistry (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Biochemical Pathology (core, 30 credits)
Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling (core, 15 credits)
Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry (core, 30 credits)
Research Project (for Applied Biology) (core, 30 credits)
Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits)
Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits) and
Work Placement (for Applied Biology) (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through essays, group reports, poster presentations, seminar presentations, data analysis and interpretation exercises, and we help you to produce and maintain a personal profile and curriculum vitae.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Biosciences

TEF rating:

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