Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry (4 years)UCAS Code: C721
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
including Chemistry and a second science A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately
in combination with grades AA in the Advanced Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and a second science
including Chemistry and a second science. Plus grades AABBB in the Scottish Highers
including 6 and 5 in higher level Chemistry and one other science (either way round)
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 offers93%
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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Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this four-year course will equip you with a core understanding and practical research skills covering biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and all aspects of chemistry. You will work with our expert staff, who are renowned for being at the cutting-edge of research. With this guidance, you will gain extensive practical experience working in our modern laboratories with small and large macromolecules, ranging from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to molecular genetics. In addition, your teaching will take place in modern lecture theatres and via small-group workshops and seminars, giving you a well-rounded and dynamic learning experience.
In the first year, you will study fundamental aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and cellular control together with essential chemistry. In the second year you will cover a range of modules ranging from structures of amino acids and carbohydrates, to oxidative phosphorylation and biological inorganic chemistry. During the third year, your studies will be supported by advanced laboratory work in biochemistry and chemistry. A substantial feature of your final year is an extended individual project in biochemistry or chemistry, which may be either lab, bioinformatics, or literature-based.
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2:1 or above
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