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Loughborough University

Biochemistry

UCAS Code: C703

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA including Chemistry plus one other science or Mathematics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37

37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics at HL

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science: D*D plus A Level Chemistry at grade A

UCAS Tariff

144

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

Biochemistry explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. Offering a thorough grounding in biology and chemistry, with an emphasis on practical lab work, the course centres on micromolecular process and effects. This programme focusses particularly on molecular level processes and their coordination.
This course prepares you for both jobs directly and indirectly related to a Biochemistry degree. Those directly related may include, analytical chemistry, biomedical science, healthcare support, clinical biochemistry, clinical research, forensic science, research science, life science, scientific laboratory technical work and toxicology In addition to directly related scientific opportunities many other careers are open to Biochemistry graduates including work in teaching, business and management, finance and accounting and many roles involved with project management and organisation.

Modules

Year 1:
Indicative areas studied may include organic chemistry,
cell biology, evolution and adaptation, genetics and
molecular biology, biochemistry and data analysis and
professional skills.
Year 2:
Indicative areas studied may include biochemistry of
microorganisms, cellular signalling and transport,
functional genomics, macromolecular biochemistry,
metabolism and research methods and bioethics.

Year 3/4 (MSci):
Indicative areas studied may include advanced genetics
of health, biomedicine, pharmaceutical chemistry and
pharmacology, and a biochemical research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.
Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biological and sport sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate
423

After graduation


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Biological and sport sciences

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
75%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Teaching and educational professionals
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biological and sport sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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