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Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including Chemistry and another Science or Maths. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers

Including Chemistry and another Science or Maths. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. Applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications who receive an offer will also be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University during the Summer. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate

With Higher Level 6 in two subjects, including Chemistry and another Science or Maths. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

You will learn the fundamentals of biology and chemistry that underpin the study of biochemistry. Then you will choose from a broad range of modules across topics such as cell and molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, genetics, protein engineering and microbial biotechnology. There are currently more than 14 modules available on this course, including Genomes, Genes and Genomics; Microbial Biotechnology; Cell Signalling; Organic Compounds: Synthesis and Properties; Inorganic Compounds: Structure and Function and more. In your third year, you will have the chance to further develop your laboratory and technical skills with an independent research project in a unique area of science. You could even see your research published. In addition to following the BSc pathway, you will complete a further year of advanced study. You will undertake a year-long independent research project, as well as having the opportunity to study advanced biochemistry modules at Master’s level. This is the ideal preparation for progressing onto PhD study and a successful research career.


Year 1 will give you a grounding in fundamental biochemistry with six compulsory modules including Bonding, Structure and Periodicity, and Chemistry of Carbon-Based Compounds. In Year 2, you build on the knowledge you have acquired in your first year with further compulsory modules as well as optional modules, such as Cell Biology and Genetics. In Year 3, you will choose from a wide range of optional Master’s level modules to tailor your studies to your interests, from Plant Biology to Protein Structure, Chemistry and Engineering. Your final year will be spent undertaking a year-long independent research project which is excellent preparation for further study.

University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
32% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
402 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are caring personal services


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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