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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Biochemistry

UCAS Code: C700

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Including chemistry or biology. A subject with a significant content of chemistry or biology will also be considered.

With 30 level 3 credits from science units, including 12 level 3 credits in the mandatory subjects, awarded at merit or higher.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English language at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent.

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

DMM

Including merit in the mandatory subjects and including chemistry or biology. A subject with a significant content of chemistry or biology will also be considered.

Including chemistry or biology. A subject with a significant content of chemistry or biology will also be considered.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

Including chemistry or biology. A subject with a significant content of chemistry or biology will also be considered.

80%
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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Biochemistry

**Summary**: Biochemistry brings together biology and chemistry to look at processes at molecular level, and is relevant to a range of disciplines including genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science and medicine. You can complete an optional work placement year.

**Course details**: This course will be of particular interest if you want to develop your knowledge and skills in subjects such as biotechnology, molecular biology, biomedical sciences and analytical techniques currently used by the industry, particularly the pharmaceutical and drug discovery sectors. It takes you on a journey of studying chemical compounds and reactions occurring in the cells of living organisms including the molecular and biochemical analysis of life processes. It makes you appreciate how different macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids) interact to create life.

You learn how gene expression is controlled and how it brings diversity in life, what goes wrong that causes metabolic diseases, how modern genetic tools such as CRISPR and stem cells are at the cusp of bringing revolution in gene therapy and healthcare. You also learn about microbiology, microbial diversity and how we counter infectious diseases. You are introduced to concepts such as drug resistance and its development. Through a carefully curated seminar series you are updated on cutting-edge research.

**After the course**: Employers include hospitals, agriculture, food industry, education, cosmetics and the pharmaceutical sector. Students who take a work placement year gain experience favoured by graduate recruiters.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

This course aims to produce graduates who are competent in a range of knowledge, understanding, experience and skills appropriate to biochemistry. The learning and teaching strategy encourages a progressive acquisition of subject knowledge and skills by moving from study methods that have a greater degree of support and assistance towards more independence and self-direction. Each programme and module is supported by a specific virtual learning environment (VLE) site.

The programme assessment strategy tests your subject knowledge, independent thought and skills acquisition. It is also robust, equitable and manageable and incorporates both formative and summative assessment opportunities, and may include exams, laboratory and/or fieldwork skills and reports, presentations and project work.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Life and Physical Sciences

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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


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Biosciences

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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
23%
Natural and social science professionals
17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
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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