What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
including a grade B in Chemistry, plus another relevant Science subject. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.
in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care is acceptable but must be accompanied by another Science A Level at grade C or above.
from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in Chemistry at A Level, plus another relevant Science subject.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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.
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
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
If you’re considering a biological sciences degree and you like the idea of focusing on a field that has made major contributions to the development of new drugs and the treatment of diseases, then our Medical Biochemistry BSc(Hons) course could be ideal. Study with us and you could open up all kinds of opportunities in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry and wider areas of healthcare. When it comes to our understanding of the molecular processes that cause degenerative disease and cancer, biochemistry has played a truly vital role. It is groundbreaking work in this field that has led to our knowledge of the structure of DNA, RNA and proteins and that holds the promise of further breakthroughs in treatment in the future. During this course you’ll be able to build your own knowledge and skills to develop a firm foundation in the molecular and cellular aspects of biology and the principles of drug action. As your studies with us progress, you’ll begin to focus on disease processes in modules such as epidemiology and pharmacology, paving the way for investigating more advanced topics such as molecular medicine and metabolic disease in your final year. You will focus not only on theory, but will also gain practical, hands-on experience. In the lab sessions you’ll be able to get to grips with industry-standard equipment and in your third year you can choose to try out your skills for real during a supervised work placement. It’s all designed to help get you ready for a successful career beyond graduation. And as a further boost for your CV, studying on this course means you can become a student undergraduate Associate Membership of the Biochemical Society and the Physiological Society (UK).
Year 1 - Core modules: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Biochemistry 1; Physiology 1: Structure and Function; Analytical Science 1; Research Skills; Organic Chemistry 1. Year 2 - Core modules: Molecular Biology; Biochemistry 2; Epidemiology and Public Health; Medical Pharmacology; Research Skills 2. Option modules: choose one from a list which may include - Analytical Science 2; Genomes and Evolution; Cell Biology; Pharmaceutics and Formulation; Mechanisms and Pathology of Chronic Disease. Year 3 - optional placement year - Supervised Work Experience - This placement year allows you to experience employment within an organisation related to your chosen course. The placement is usually 48 weeks in duration. Final year - Core modules: Research Project; Biochemistry 3; Advanced Physiology; Medical Genetics; Cancer Biology; Structural and Functional Genomics. Option modules: choose one from a list which may include - Applied Molecular Genetics; Immunology and Infection.
The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.
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