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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%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Biochemistry

**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

Example 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:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
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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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biosciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
40%
2:1 or above
28%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,108
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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