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Middlesex University

Biochemistry

UCAS Code: C79A

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

Entry requirements


Including 32 points or above in two Science subjects including either Biology or Chemistry

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher) in a Science based subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

In a Science based subject.

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112
91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

.Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. Combining theoretical knowledge with lab-based practical skills, you are placed at the forefront of biomedical research to learn about the beauty of the living world.*Why study BSc Biochemistry at Middlesex University?*BSc Biochemistry features core themes from a wide range of science subjects including chemistry, molecular biology and immunology. You will deal with real-world issues in medicine and the environment, developing a vigorous understanding of biochemistry. Boasting world-class facilities, your laboratory, research and analytical skills will be developed throughout the course.Unique to this course are the two work placement opportunities. You have the option to go on year-long industrial placements, developing excellent employment prospects and transferable skills.This course is designed for those with a strong scientific interest and a desire to develop knowledge and practical skills in biochemistry.**Course highlights**You will develop a range of skills and techniques which are at the forefront of scientific research and industryYou will have the opportunity to gain work experience through a one-year placement and work experience moduleYou will have access to modern research and analytical laboratory facilities in our cutting-edge Hatchcroft BuildingOur careers service offers you a range of support both while you're studying and after you've graduatedReceive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1:
Biological Techniques (30 credits) – Compulsory, Metabolic Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory, Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) – Compulsory, Principles of Microbiology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Fundamentals of Chemistry (30 credits) – Compulsory, Physiology and Anatomy (15 credits) – Compulsory.
Year 2: Functional Biochemistry (30 credits) – Compulsory, Molecular Biology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Immunology and Endocrinology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Advanced Organic Chemistry I (15 credits) – Compulsory, Analytical Techniques (15 credits) – Compulsory, Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) - Compulsory, Optional Sandwich Year, Biology placement.
Year 3: Advanced Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory, Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) – Compulsory, Bioinformatics (15 credits) – Compulsory,Advanced Biochemical Techniques (15 credits) – Compulsory, Dissertation (30 credits) – Compulsory, Gene Technology (15 credits) – Optional, Current Topics in Bioscience (15 credits) – Optional, Green Biotechnology (15 credits) – Optional, Advanced Organic Chemistry II (15 credits) – Optional, Biology Work Experience (30 credits) – Optional.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Biomedical and Biological Sciences

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Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

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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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