What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAA with A in Chemistry and A in another science/maths subject or A*AB with A in Chemistry and B or above in another science/maths subject. Contextual offer: AAC with AA in Chemistry and another science/maths subject or ABB with A in Chemistry and B in another science/maths subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
Advanced Higher: AB including two Science/ Maths subjects, and Standard Higher: AAABB.
DDD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics or Science.
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in two science/mathematics subjects. Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in two science/mathematics subjects
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers81%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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BSc Biochemistry covers all the major aspects of biochemistry in detail and will give you a thorough understanding of the latest developments in the subject with an emphasis on practical skills. In the first year you will study biochemistry and biological chemistry. You will also have a wide choice of additional subjects including anatomy, cellular pathology, mathematics, microbiology, pharmacology and physiology. As a second year student you will study biochemistry and molecular genetics as well selecting from a range of other biomedical science related units. You will also receive training in transferable and employability skills. There is a strong emphasis on the development of practical and research skills throughout the first two years. This will prepare you for a third year when you will undertake a research project of your own as well as studying topics including advanced biochemistry and cell biology. This course is available for intercalation.
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