What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Chemistry and one other science subject; for any A Level Science subject taken (where assessed separately) a Pass is required in the practical element.
AA in the Advanced Highers in Chemistry and one other science, plus AABBB in the Highers
To include 6 and 5 points from higher level Chemistry and another science at higher level.
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.
% applicants receiving offers91%
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
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This course provides thorough training in contemporary biochemistry, with a solid foundation of core modules offered alongside a diverse range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests. These modules are taught by expert teaching staff from the different areas of life sciences, including biochemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, and cell biologists, ensuring you receive an exceptional breadth of knowledge. You will gain laboratory experience as an integral part of your degree, engaging in activities such as practical gene cloning and analysing proteins and enzymes in our specialist facilities.
Year 1: Molecular structure and bonding; introductory practical biochemistry; chemical equilibria, rate processes and spectroscopy; biochemical skills; fundamentals of biochemistry. Year 2: Laboratory analysis of proteins and enzymes; proteins: structure and function; biochemistry dissertation; structure and function of macromolecules. Year 3: Biochemistry of disease; biochemistry research project; advanced biochemistry. Optional modules: Microbiology; introduction to neuroscience; basic molecular pharmacology; amino acids and synthesis; inorganic chemistry; genomic detectives: a virtual molecular analysis of human disease; intracellular and trans-membrane transport; cancer genetics; chemical biology and enzymes; advanced biochemistry of cancer.
A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.
How you'll spend your time
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|Lectures / seminars||29%||27%||11%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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