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University of Leeds

Medical Biochemistry

UCAS Code: C741

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

Including Chemistry and another science subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement. GCSE: Typically Grade B or above at GCSE Maths and Grade C or above at GCSE English.

Overall pass with 60 credits and a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, with distinctions in at least 30 graded level 3 credits including Chemistry and Biology units (15 units in each), and a merit in all the remaining graded credits We accept Access courses in Applied Science. We will also consider (depending on subject content): •Biochemical Sciences •Biological and Envionmental Science •Biological and Health Science •Biological Sciences •Biosciences •Combined Sciences •Environmental Science •Life and Biological Science •Life Science •Medical and Health Science Professions •Natural Sciences •Physical & Natural Sciences.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D3,D3,M1

Including D3 in Chemistry plus another science subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35-34

(With 18-17 at higher level) including 6 in higher level Chemistry and another science at higher level.

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

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2-H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3


Including H2 Chemistry and another science at higher level.

Applicants with BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma qualifications are required to have A2 level Chemistry, (although alternative science subjects will be considered). Applicants with BTEC Subsidiary Diploma qualifications must normally have at least 2 A2 levels and at least one of these should be chemistry. The preferred BTEC qualification subject is Applied Science. Offers would be grade A in the A2 level science subject and Distinctions in the BTEC qualification. An offer will be made dependent on the BTEC subject and module choices.

Advanced Higher: 5 x Highers AABBB-ABBBB, with AA-AB in 2 Advanced Highers including Chemistry and another science. We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.

UCAS Tariff

136-144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

4 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subject

Medical biochemistry

Medical Biochemistry at the Univerisity of Leeds offers you a detailed scientific knowledge of medical biochemistry through modules in protein folding disease, oncology and immunology, you’ll develop a strong understanding of the implications of biochemistry within medicine alongside research and experimental skills.

On this undergraduate degree, you’ll learn from leading scientists through a combination of practicals, tutorials and lectures, giving you comprehensive training for medicine or medically related career.

Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training. You’ll develop tailored biochemistry skills, undertake an extended research project and study advanced biochemistry topics.

**Make an Impact**
Medical biochemistry looks at the structure and function of living things in relation to their application to medicine, covering biochemistry topics but with a focus on areas relating to human health and diseases.

**Course highlights**
- This course will give you a breadth of knowledge, from basic principles to the latest cutting edge developments in biochemistry, and develop analytical skills to understand biochemical data.

- A wide range of research-led optional modules includes Chemotherapy, Introduction to Toxicology, Medical Immunology, Medical Virology.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

Faculty of Biological Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Medical biochemistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£22,152
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Natural and social science professionals
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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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