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University of Chester

Biochemistry (including a Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: C701

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

Entry requirements


Must include grade C in A level Chemistry

Access to HE (Science) Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

including 5 or above in HL Chemistry

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H4,H4,H4,H4

including Chemistry

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

MMP

Applied Science – must include Chemistry modules

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C

including Chemistry

UCAS Tariff

72
33%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the fascinating branch of laboratory-based science that brings together chemistry and biology to explore life at the molecular level. Today’s research biochemists are at the forefront of advances in many fields, including medicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals, toxicology, plant sciences, forensic science and food science. On this course you will acquire the knowledge and techniques that you will need to begin to approach contemporary biological problems and to start to look for solutions.
If you are interested in studying this course with a Foundation Year, please note you have the option to be taught at either the University of Chester or at University Centre Shrewsbury.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment methods

The assessment package for each module can include examination and coursework. The proportion of each will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000-word research paper.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course locations:

Chester

University Centre Shrewsbury

Department:

Biological 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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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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.

£18,320
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Science, engineering and production technicians
16%
Natural and social science professionals
14%
Other elementary services occupations
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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