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University of Strathclyde

Biochemistry and Immunology

UCAS Code: CC79
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Subjects
  • Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry
  • Others in Biological Sciences
Student score
83% MED
80% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.5k LOW
£17.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Year 1 entry: BBB (two Sciences, including Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemisty (if not at A Level) GCSE B, Maths GCSE B, GCSE English Language B or English Literature B; Year 2 entry: ABB (Chemistry and Biology (AB/BA), Maths and English as for Year 1 entry)

Scottish Highers
AABB-AAAC

Year 1 entry: AABB or AAAC (two Sciences, including Higher Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemistry |(if not at Higher) National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; Maths National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; English National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

30 (two Sciences, including Biology HL5 or Chemistry HL5; Chemistry (if not at HL) SL6, Maths SL6, English SL6)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

84%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£1,820

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Bioscience (cellular structure and function; inheritance, molecular biology and biotechnology; microbial and plant bioscience; animal bioscience); chemistry; mathematics, physics, or biophysics; elective classes chosen from courses offered by any department of the University, subject only to timetabling restrictions. Year 2: Bioscience (introductory medical microbiology, nutritional biochemistry and metabolisms, cell and molecular biology, practical bioscience); basic and clinical immunology; organic chemistry; physiological basis of drug action. Year 3: Basic immunology; immunochemical techniques and immunoassays; immunoparasitology; molecular biology; human biochemistry; intermediary metabolism; methods in biosciences. Year 4: Advanced and additional topics in scientific and clinical immunology, including: oxidative stress; malignant disease; pregnancy; autoimmune diseases; neuroimmunology; infectious diseases; eukaryote cell immortalisation; antibody technology; molecular medicine; molecular biology; advanced protein structures; plus laboratory-based project in biochemistry or immunology.

University of Strathclyde

Students on campus,

The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as the 'place of useful learning' and today from the centre of the vibrant city of Glasgow it continues to provide its students with a relevant, high-quality education. The global application of research and knowledge exchange ensures Strathclyde takes its place as a leading international technological institution.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

19%
81%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
64%
16%
20%

Year 1

67%
33%

Year 2

50%
50%

Year 3

53%
44%
3%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

48%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
51% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
443 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Like some other biology-related courses, graduates of this subject had a difficult time in the recession and, although outcomes for these graduates appear to be improving, they are currently a bit worse than we would usually expect. Graduates who want a career in research usually take postgraduate qualifications, but those who want to start work when they graduate have a lot of options. Laboratory work and other jobs in the biosciences are popular, but many biochemistry graduates find their way into the finance industry and as a consequence, graduates from these disciplines are rather more likely than the average to start their career in London.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

68%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
459 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k MED
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

18%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree – the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.
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