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University of East London

Biochemistry

UCAS Code: C700

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Biology or Chemistry at grade B or above required

Relevant subject required with grade merit in all level 3 Biology / Chemistry units

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D*

Relevant subject required with Biology or Chemistry units at grade merit or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Relevant subject required with Biology or Chemistry units at grade merit or above

Including Biology / Chemistry at grade H2 or above

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

If you want to enjoy a practical study of one of the fastest-growing and most fascinating areas of human knowledge, then our Biochemistry course is for you.Youll be taught by - and also get the chance to assist - brilliant scientists who are involved in groundbreaking research and new discoveries.Increasingly, biochemists and biotechnologists are playing a crucial role in genetic engineering and molecular bioengineering, as well as other areas of physiology and medicine.For instance, antibiotics remain one of the UK's main exports and their production by fermenting micro-organisms in the pharmaceutical industry has revolutionised healthcare.We want to give you a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application of biochemistry in areas of medicine and industry.

Modules

YEAR 1 Biochemistry (core) Cell Biology (core) Essential Chemistry (core) Human Anatomy and Physiology (core)

YEAR 2 Biology of Disease (core) Cellular Biochemistry (core) Immunity (core) Molecular Genetics (core) Physiological Regulation (core)

YEAR 3 Advances in Biotechnology and Biochemistry (core) DNA Analysis and Bioinformatics (core) Research Project (core) Natural Products and drug design (optional) Clinical Biochemistry (optional)

Assessment methods

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we’ll give you as much feedback as possible. In your final year, you’ll either take five core modules or undertake a work placement. We’ll assess you accordingly.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,880
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience (HSB)

TEF rating:

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Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

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Top job areas of graduates

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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